Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 5/East 7th Street and Highway 61/Arcade Street

St. Paul

About this project

Highway 5 and highway 61 in St. Paul project location map
Hwy 5 and Hwy 61 project map.
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Safety and accessibility improvements are needed on Hwy 5 and Hwy 61 in St. Paul. We are planning a project on East 7th St. up Arcade St. from I-94 to Roselawn Ave. in 2024. The project will include repaving, sidewalk repairs, and accessibility for all.

Summary of work

  • Road resurfacing
  • Sidewalk repairs and driveway updates
  • Updating sidewalk curb ramps
  • Pedestrian safety improvements
  • Replacing traffic signals and adding pedestrian lighting
  • Bus stop improvements

In preparation for the work on East 7th St. and Arcade St., we are seeking the community’s feedback about their experiences in the project area, including:

  • Pedestrian, bicyclist and transit user experience and comfort
  • Vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian safety
  • Access to homes, schools, businesses and other amenities
  • ADA accessibility improvements

Opportunities to get involved

We know these roads are important to many people who live, work and travel through St. Paul and Maplewood each day. To prepare for potential improvements and understand the community’s needs for these projects, MnDOT had several discussions with community members this spring. If you missed our virtual meetings, visit the meetings webpage to view a recording of our presentation.

We are preparing a report that summarizes what we heard from you in our virtual meetings, online survey and interactive comment map. Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback and stay tuned for next steps!

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be provided as details become available.