MnDOT and Ramsey County Projects

The following projects are led by the Minnesota Department of Transportation or Ramsey County.

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Highway 51 Resurfacing 

MnDOT is in the early phases of planning a project to repave Snelling Avenue (Highway 51) between Highway 36 and Bethel Drive/Grey Fox Road. The project is tentatively identified for construction during the 2024 construction season, but the schedule is subject to change. Additional improvements may be made in conjunction with the repaving, such as upgrading ADA accessibility or adding other features to enhance walkability. For more information, contact MnDOT representatives Curt Kobilarcsik (651-234.7678) or Fay Simer (651-234-7722).

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Click here for general information on Ramsey County Future Road Projects.

Lake Johanna Boulevard Trail Design 

Ramsey County has completed a study to identify trail and road design concepts for Lake Johanna Boulevard (PDF) between Snelling Avenue North and County Road D in Arden Hills. The goal of this study was to explore options for a potential future trail along this stretch of Lake Johanna Boulevard. Visit the Lake Johanna Blvd Trail Design Report (PDF) here. 

An Open House was held at Arden Hills City Hall on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Access the recording of the March 1, 2022 Virtual Open House.

County Road E & Old Snelling Avenue Intersection ImprovementsCounty Rd E Intersection Improvements/Roundabout Open House pm Thursday, October 6

A study is underway on the intersection of County Road E (Lake Johanna Boulevard) and Old Snelling Avenue in Arden Hills to identify a new design that improves safety conditions and traffic flow. Please follow the link to participate in any Public Engagement provided by Ramsey County on this project. Construction of the intersection is planned for 2023.  

Lexington Avenue Reconstruction

Ramsey County is leading a reconstruction project of Lexington Avenue from County Road E to I-694. The goal of this project in the cities of Arden Hills and Shoreview is to improve traffic flow and safety on Lexington Avenue. Construction began the first week of April 2022. Daily traffic restrictions on Lexington are in place.

Project Status to Date 

October 4: The project focus is to complete the roadway work prior to the onset of winter weather. Some watermain work will be postponed until spring 2023. Overnight water shutdowns will be taking place Wednesday and Thursday evenings outside of local business hours. Staff will be on site overnight for quality inspection and to shut down the water system. 

September 20: Construction of the new southbound lanes on Lexington Avenue from County Road E to I-694 will continue through late fall. One lane of traffic is open in each direction and all traffic is shifted to the new northbound side of the road.

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The design team has identified a road layout for Lexington Avenue with:

  • An 8-foot sidewalk on the southbound side and a wider 10-foot trail on the northbound side
  • Two through-lanes in each direction
  • A center median
  • Dedicated left and right turn lanes throughout the project area


Proposed through lane section of Lexington Avenue


Proposed turn lane section of Lexington Avenue 

For the latest information, please visit the Ramsey County project webpage

Rice Creek North Regional Trailhead

Ramsey County Parks & Recreation has phased improvements planned for a future trailhead development located within the central portion of the Rice Creek North Regional Trail Corridor south of County Road I. 

The initial phase of construction began in October 2019 and includes the addition of an access road from the intersection of County Road I and Fairview to the entrance of the Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS), along with fencing modifications, storm water management, landscaping and signage. Future roadway, trail, and utility improvements are planned in the upcoming years to gain access to a future trailhead site within the park corridor. View more information regarding Phase 1 improvements. View the Rice Creek North Regional Trail Master Plan

Contact Us

  1. David Swearingen

    Public Works Director/City Engineer
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    Lucas Miller

    Assistant Public Works Director
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