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Continued: Robert Street project split in two as West St. Paul navigates landscaping, cost issues

  • Article by: LAURIE BLAKE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 21, 2013 - 2:00 PM

That strip would be used for a sidewalk running along a strip of land closer to the street that would be ornamented with paving stones and reserved for trees, streetlights, benches and signs.

The city has not yet released estimates of how much it might cost to buy land for the landscaping from the many private landowners that line Robert.

 

Laurie Blake • 952-746-3287

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  • SRF Consulting Group provided this rendering to the city of West St. Paul in November showing a typical cross-section planned for Robert Street improvements. Road construction will go ahead as scheduled, but the landscaping project will have to wait.

  • An artist’s sketch shows a typical median along the 2.5 miles of Robert Street that would be lined with trees and include streetlights, benches and signs.

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