St. Paul officials announced Monday that crews are renewing work to resurface, rebuild or redesign the remaining city's “Terrible 20” arterial roads in 2015 and into 2016.
Mayor Chris Coleman included $54 million in his 2015 budget for street repair and transportation upgrades to help continue several infrastructure projects. A major piece of that is the reconstruction of Third Street, from N. Arcade Street to Johnson Parkway. In addition, crews will replace the top layer of pavement on the following sections of road in 2015 through a technique called mill and overlay:
• Homer Street and Rankin Street, from 7th Street to Shepard Road
• Front Street, from Dale Street to Western Avenue
• Summit Avenue, from Ramsey Street to Selby Avenue
• Earl Street, from Maryland Avenue to York Avenue
• Oakdale Avenue, from State Street to Annapolis Street
Public Works has begun designing improvements for Wheelock Parkway, from Rice Street to Edgerton Street, and Third Street, from Johnson Parkway to McKnight Road. Construction on these projects will begin next year. Crews repaired poor areas of Mississippi River Boulevard, from Marshall Avenue to Emerald Street SE, in 2014 -- a stretch of road that is scheduled for mill and overlay work in 2016.