Cleveland Avenue Closes Between Como, Buford Avenues
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 08:36

Beginning Monday, June 13 and continuing into November 2022, Cleveland Avenue will be closed between Como and Buford Avenues for year one of Ramsey County's Cleveland Avenue Reconstruction Project.  

A signed detour will be in place using Larpenteur Avenue, Highway 280 and Energy Park Drive.  The intersection of Cleveland & Buford Avenues will remain open. Vehicle traffic coming to campus can use Larpenteur to Cleveland to Buford Avenues or use other alternative routes.

Cleveland Avenue will be reopened August 23 to September 7, 2022 for the Minnesota State Fair.

One sidewalk along Cleveland Avenue will remain open during the project.

During the Cleveland construction the St Paul Circulator (route 124) will continue to serve existing stops as much as feasible.  Watch for rider alert signs at bus shelters in the area. The Campus Connector (route 121) will be detoured, but no stops are affected.  Maps are below.

map of Cleveland Ave road construction SP Circulator detour
map of Cleveland Avenue Campus Connector detour

For additional information, see the project webpage.

For a map of this roadway impact and for additional road construction and traffic impacts within and near the Twin Cities campus, view the PTS Construction Impacts Map.

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