East Seventh St. & Arcade St. — St. Paul and Maplewood

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Community engagement extended

Thank you for sharing your ideas and feedback on the East 7th St. and Arcade St. project. We heard you, and we know we need more time to work with you on the proposed design changes. We are extending opportunities for the community to review and provide input on the proposed design layouts. Sign-up to get project updates on upcoming engagement activities. If you have any questions or comments, contact the project team at info@E7thArcade.com or call 651-728-4542.


Project overview

Project area map highlighting East Seventh St. & Arcade St. from I-94 to Roselawn Ave.View full-size map

MnDOT is improving safety for all users along East 7th St./Hwy 5 and Arcade St./Hwy 61 from I-94 in St. Paul to Roselawn Ave. in Maplewood. The project includes:


  • Road repaving
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Sidewalk curb ramps and driveway replacements
  • Safety and ADA accessibility improvements for people who walk, bike and roll
  • Traffic signal replacements and pedestrian lighting improvements
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Landscaping
  • Stormwater management improvements

Design and engineering are underway, and construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2024.

Stay engaged

We know these roads are important to many people who live, work and travel through St. Paul and Maplewood. For the latest on the project:

Community engagement extended

Thank you for sharing your ideas and feedback on the East 7th St. and Arcade St. project. We heard you, and we know we need more time to work with you on the proposed design changes. We are extending opportunities for the community to review and provide input on the proposed design layouts. Sign-up to get project updates on upcoming engagement activities. If you have any questions or comments, contact the project team at info@E7thArcade.com or call 651-728-4542.


Project overview

Project area map highlighting East Seventh St. & Arcade St. from I-94 to Roselawn Ave.View full-size map

MnDOT is improving safety for all users along East 7th St./Hwy 5 and Arcade St./Hwy 61 from I-94 in St. Paul to Roselawn Ave. in Maplewood. The project includes:


  • Road repaving
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Sidewalk curb ramps and driveway replacements
  • Safety and ADA accessibility improvements for people who walk, bike and roll
  • Traffic signal replacements and pedestrian lighting improvements
  • Bus stop improvements
  • Landscaping
  • Stormwater management improvements

Design and engineering are underway, and construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2024.

Stay engaged

We know these roads are important to many people who live, work and travel through St. Paul and Maplewood. For the latest on the project:

Provide feedback and comments or ask questions about this project

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    Hi, I'm a teacher at Johnson High School, and student safety is one thing I'm worried about. Students often cross the street to go to Holiday before or after school. Students also cross the street at Ivy to catch a bus. Will there be traffic islands in the middle of the street, crosswalks, or yellow flashing lights to prioritize student safety in the busy early-morning commuter traffic? The light at Ivy and Arcade has gotten better over the years, and students can cross with the lights pretty easily. Still, it's a dense area with lots of people, and I want to make sure students who are walking and biking as well as students who are driving cars are safe and the flow of people is clear.

    SonjaMontgomery asked 5 months ago

    Hi, and thank you for your comment. It is people like you, who live and work along this road and project area, that we are looking to get feedback from. Please join us at our virtual meetings tomorrow (02/15) morning 7:30-8am or Wednesday (02/16) evening 5:30-7pm. If you cannot make it, a recording of the meeting will be available by the end of the week and our survey will be available starting tomorrow and open until Friday, March 4th. In the survey, we ask you specifically for areas and intersections where you would like to see safety improvements. We hope to see you at our virtual meeting and receive your feedback on the survey.

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    Will there be an effort to ensure people providing feedback live within the area of improvement? During the Maryland Avenue 4:3 road diet, I attended several public input meetings. I talked to others present, often with differing views and it was refreshing to hear they're input. However, several revealed that they lived no where in the vicinity of Maryland Avenue and didn't use it daily, they simply wanted to ensure their changes were made because they "knew" what was "best" for the area. Then all public comment was cut off and a decision was made that didn't seem transparent at all. This part of 7th Street and Arcade are part of my daily drive. I live blocks away. Decisions made will greatly impact me and my neighbors. Please don't cut off the Eastside more than it already is by making decisions based on feedback from people who don't live here. When I read through feedback on this redesign, there were suggestions that were enlightening and suggestions that were awful. Some that I agreed with, some I'm not excited about. I am fine with input of people in the area but I don't want someone from Minneapolis or even the other side of St Paul weighing in if they never come here. It's highly upsetting... So please, will there be an effort to ensure local voices are heard? Will there be a mailing for those that don't have electronic access so that their voices are heard?

    wcills asked 5 months ago

    Hello and thank you for your questions and comments. 

    It is important to us that local voices are heard, so we are making every effort to get the word out to businesses, and residents who live and work along 7th St. and Arcade St. as well as the surrounding East Side area. 

    Last week, we mailed a postcard to all the properties along and near East 7th St. & Arcade St. from I-94 to Maplewood. 

    Also, our project team is visiting and calling the local businesses in the project area, and we are informing area organizations like Dayton’s Bluff and Payne Phalen community councils and the East Side Area Business Association (ESABA). We are doing additional electronic communications through social media posts targeted to the project area’s zip codes, sending an email update to those subscribed to our project email list, and advertising online and on Hmong and Latino radio stations. 

    Our goal is to reach and engage with local businesses and residents, especially the diverse communities on the East Side. Thanks again for your note. Please don’t hesitate to reach out again with any further questions or comments: email: info@E7thArcade.com, or call 651-728-4542.

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    Hello! I think this is great opportunity to reduce our car-centric planning and really emphasize, pedestrian, cycling, and transit. I really hope that a separate cycling lane can be implemented, with larger sidewalks, and priority given to public transit. The only way we can create a more environmentally friendly community, that is healthy and safe to all the residents is drastically reduce our reliance on cars, and push for infrastructure that focuses on pedestrian, cycling, and transit. Please take this into consideration in regards to your planning. Thank you!

    snpatton asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. We are considering a few design options for different sections of the road. Some of those options include improvements for people who walk, bike, roll and take buses. We plan to post these design options along with a survey by the end of next week. We will also review these at our upcoming virtual public meetings on Feb. 15 or Feb. 16. Please visit the project meetings webpage for information on the upcoming meetings. -East Seventh St. & Arcade St. Project Team

Page last updated: 01 Jul 2022, 09:55 AM