Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 5/West Seventh Street

St. Paul

About this project

Highway 5/West 7th Street between Munster Avenue and Saint Clair Avenue in St. Paul project location map

Hwy 5/West 7th St. in St. Paul project location map.

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Hwy 5/West Seventh St. is an important transportation corridor connecting downtown St. Paul to Bloomington and Fort Snelling. This road is used by pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, freight carriers, and motorists as a key route to visit many restaurants, shops, manufacturing centers, multifamily and senior residences, and event centers.

MnDOT is conducting pavement resurfacing projects to improve mobility and safety on West Seventh St. between Munster Ave. and Olive St. in St. Paul.

Summary of work

  • Accessibility improvements
  • Safety improvements for people walking or rolling
  • Curb and sidewalk repairs
  • Road resurfacing
  • Traffic signal replacements
  • Lighting improvements

Current project status

Issue identification was conducted between September and December 2022. The information gathered was used to inform the design concepts. The next phase of engagement is underway and will continue through 2023. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2028, and will be conducted in two phases:

  • Phase 1 (2028): West Seventh St. between Munster Ave. and St. Clair Ave.
  • Phase 2 (2029): West Seventh St. between St. Clair Ave. and Olive St.

Section 106 review processĀ 

Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 requires federal agencies to evaluate effects of federally funded projects on historic properties and archaeological resources. As the delegated agent for the Federal Highway Administration, MnDOT’s Cultural Resources Unit (CRU) is leading the Section 106 review process.

For more information, visit Section 106 review process.

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect lane and ramp closures.