County announces 2019 road projects for north suburbs

courtesy of Ramsey County Ramsey County is planning an estimated $11 million reconstruction of County Road C from Highway 88 to Long Lake Road, which will include construction of a trail on the south side of the roadway. More than a dozen other county-led projects are planned for the north suburbs this year.

When and if the snow ever melts, Ramsey County has more than 40 roadwork projects set for this year.

The county put out its list of planned roadwork on Feb. 19, and more than a dozen projects will be happening in communities in the north suburbs.

The most significant county-planned project is the reconstruction of the Rice Street and Interstate 694 interchange, where Little Canada, Vadnais Heights and Shoreview come together.

The estimated $30 million project will replace the Rice Street bridge over the interstate with three new spans and swap out the four intersections that crowd the current bridge with three roundabouts. Construction is slated to start this spring and wrap this fall. The goal of the work is to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety.

The county is also reconstructing County Road C from Highway 88 in St. Anthony into Roseville at Long Lake Road. The estimated $11 million worth of work will include the addition of a bike and pedestrian trail on the south side of the road, which will link previously unconnected pedestrian facilities on the east-west route.

The other 15 planned north suburban projects follow:


County Road B

• Drainage work in Roseville at Dale Street.

• Drainage work at Interstate 35E on the border of Little Canada and Maplewood.


County Road C

• Concrete rehabilitation in Roseville 450 feet east from Cleveland Avenue to Snelling Avenue.


County Road E

• Trail construction in Shoreview from Lexington Avenue to Vivian Avenue.


Edgerton Street

• Drainage work in Little Canada at Centerville Road.

• Resurfacing between Little Canada Road and Centerville Road in Little Canada. Parking will be removed and replaced with bike lanes on both sides of the roadway.


Eustis Street

• Drainage work in Lauderdale between Como Avenue and Idaho Street.


Hamline Avenue

• Building access work in Roseville at the Roseville Library.

• Drainage work in Roseville north of Clarmar Avenue.


Larpenteur Avenue

• Concrete rehabilitation from Highway 280 in Lauderdale east to 300 feet past Snelling Avenue in Falcon Heights.


Lexington Avenue

• Resurfacing from County Road C2 in Roseville to County Road E in Shoreview.


Silver Lake Road

• Resurfacing from County Road D in St. Anthony to Interstate 694 in New Brighton.

• Reconstruction of a sewer line in St. Anthony from 39th Avenue to Silver Lane.

• Construction of a median at the rail crossing at Rice Creek Trail.


Rice Creek Commons Parkway

• Construction of a four-lane, divided parkway in Arden Hills from Highway 96 to County Road H through the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant development.


—Mike Munzenrider

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