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April 19, 2021

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Virtual public meetings set for East 7th Street, Arcade Street project in St. Paul

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is seeking community feedback to plan future improvements for Highway 5/East 7th Street and Highway 61/Arcade Street in the city of St. Paul.  This potential work will include pavement resurfacing, repairing sidewalks, driveways, and trails, updating curb ramps, replacing traffic signals, adding pedestrian lighting and other upgrades to improve accessibility for everyone who uses the road.

Community input will help shape future safety and accessibility upgrades along East 7th Street and Arcade Street, which are tentatively scheduled for 2024. The department will engage the community on various topics, including safety improvements, accessibility, and street design features.

MnDOT is offering a variety of ways for the public to share their input on the improvements amid social distancing:

  • Online survey.
  • Interactive online map
  • Virtual public meetings on Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. and Monday, May 3, at noon. (A recording of the public meetings will be posted on MnDOT’s project site for those unable to attend a live virtual meeting.)

Community input will influence MnDOT’s designs for future improvements on East 7th Street and Arcade Street. Individual feedback will be kept private, but major themes and recurring comments will be summarized in a public report. As designs are finalized during the next year, MnDOT plans to continue seeking feedback from the community.