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Road closure on East Sixth Street starts week of Sept. 17

Posted September 17, 2018

Beginning the week of Sept. 17, the City of Saint Paul will be conducting a traffic study. It involves the closure of East Sixth Street between Mounds Boulevard and Maria Avenue. The study will last up to four weeks—potentially, until Oct. 12.

This closure affects Metropolitan State's Saint Paul campus.

During the closure, there will be no eastbound travel on East Sixth Street between the Mounds Boulevard intersection and the I-94 ramp. Westbound traffic is prohibited on East Sixth Street from Maria Avenue. There will be no closure of any part of Mounds Boulevard or Maria Avenue.

MetroTransit routes are not affected.

Students, employees and visitors driving to campus may use East Seventh Street, Maria Avenue, Bates Avenue and East Sixth Street.

To reach campus from I-94 eastbound: Turn right at the I-94/Mounds Boulevard intersection, proceed to the light at East Third Street and Kellogg Boulevard, turn left, and then turn left again on either Maria Avenue  or Bates Avenue, to reach the parking ramp. These routes add 2–3 minutes to travel time. (Remember, there is an additional entrance to the parking ramp on Bates Avenue.)

Alternatively, Turn left at the I-94/Mounds Boulevard intersection, turn right on East Seventh Street, then turn right again on either Maria Avenue or Bates Avenue to enter the parking ramp. This route adds 1–2 minutes to travel time. To accommodate emergency response vehicles and delivery vehicles, local access will be available, throughout the traffic study, to the Science Education Center’s driveway from the Maria Avenue intersection. No access will be possible from Mounds Boulevard.

Information from the City of Saint Paul’s Public Works Department and access to their feedback survey will be available at For more information, contact Public Works at 651-266-6100 or call Ward 7's city council member Jane Prince's office at 651-266-8670. 

The City of Saint Paul will host public information sessions on:

  • Sept. 11, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center (804 Margaret St.)
  • Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m–7 p.m. at the East Side Enterprise Center (804 Margaret St.)
  • A future meeting will be set by the City to consider next steps.