Snelling Ave North Improvements

Project Overview

The City is in the early stages of planning and design for proposed improvements to Snelling Avenue North scheduled for construction in the year 2022.

Project Scope

Project planning includes the following components.

  1. Pavement reconditioning of Snelling Avenue North extending from Highway 51 to County Road E.
  2. Replacement of water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer based on a condition assessment currently under way.

Project Status to Date

A field survey of the project area and schematic design of the roadway and intersection improvements were completed last year. An initial public informational meeting was held on October 19, 2019 to share project information and gain public input for the project.

An environmental site assessment was conducted along the project corridor. Soil and groundwater samples were collected at 14 locations in April 2020 to identify potential contaminants under the roadway where water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer utility replacement may be necessary. The environmental assessment was completed in June 2020. Additional project design, cost estimating, and public informational efforts resumed in July 2020. A draft feasibility study report for the project is provided below.

Project Timeline

Street and utility improvements along Snelling Avenue North from County Road E to Highway 51, along with street improvements to Cummings Lane, are currently scheduled for construction during the 2022 construction season. Potential improvements to the intersection of County Road E and Snelling Avenue North have been rescheduled to the year 2023 and 2024 to allow additional time to evaluate traffic volumes, crash data, and design options.

Project Informational Presentation

The project team has prepared a presentation (posted February 3, 2021) to provide an overview of the proposed improvements to Snelling Avenue North from County Road E to Highway 51, and potential future improvements to the intersection of County Road E and Snelling Avenue North. This presentation describes design alternative currently under consideration, estimated project costs, and potential special assessments to qualifying adjacent properties. If you have any questions after reviewing the video, please contact David Swearingen using the contact information provided at the bottom of the page.

Project Feasibility Report

The City Council accepted the project Feasibility Report on April 12, 2021. The report outlines the recommended project components, costs, funding sources, and Public Comments up to the Public Improvement Hearing on April 26, 2021. A copy of the report is available here.

Draft Assessment Roll

To access a copy of the preliminary draft special assessment roll contained in the Feasibility Report, click here.

Project Mailings

See Neighborhood Meeting letter (PDF)

See Follow-up Neighborhood Meeting Letter 11/4/2019 (PDF)


See Preliminary Location Map (PDF)

Preliminary Design Schematic

Preliminary Layout (PDF)


David Swearingen
Public Works Director



Virtual Open House Presentation 
(Video presentation to be presented at October 20th Open House)

Virtual Open House Comment Card
**This comment card is only available through Sunday, October 24th**

In-Person Open House
Wednesday, October 20th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
City Council Chambers - Arden Hills City Hall