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August 6, 2020

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MnDOT seeks public input to shape future of Robert Street in St. Paul

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is seeking community feedback to shape future improvements along Robert Street between Annapolis Street in the West Side neighborhood and Fillmore Avenue in St. Paul.

Community input on various topics such as safety improvements, accessibility and street design will help shape future improvements along Robert Street, tentatively scheduled for 2025 or 2026. MnDOT will also use community feedback to coordinate upcoming work in downtown St. Paul and beyond.

MnDOT is offering several ways for the public to share their vision for Robert Street. This includes an online survey available now through Sept. 30 at mndot.gov/metro/projects/robertstreet. MnDOT will also host a series of hour-long live virtual public meetings. These online meetings will include a brief presentation with time to ask questions and provide feedback. Smaller group discussions will explore specific topics, such as safety and roadway design. Individual feedback will be kept private, but major themes and recurring comments will be summarized in a public report.

The first series of virtual public meetings will take place on Aug. 13, 18 and 19. View the full schedule. The sessions will be recorded and available at mndot.gov/metro/projects/robertstreet/meetings.html for those unable to attend the live virtual meeting.

Additional work on Robert Street

MnDOT has also completed minor improvements along Robert Street this summer to resurface and seal minor cracks and create a smooth surface, and restripe sections of the roadway to reduce the number of lanes to improve safety for all users.

Repairs currently underway on the Robert Street Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul will improve and extend the life of the bridge’s pavement. The bridge is closed for repairs through August 21.

Road work continues to be a critical service. MnDOT is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of its employees, contractors and all Minnesotans. Crews continue to follow the guidance of state and federal officials to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.