Larpenteur Avenue closed near Rice Street for emergency repairs
June 10 update: The sinkhole was caused due to a failing culvert underneath Larpenteur Avenue. Damage to the roadway is extensive and also impacts two water mains. The repair work will be significant due to the active water mains, depth of the culvert and how close the damage is to the railroad crossing. It is expected that Larpenteur Avenue will remain closed for several weeks.
Future updates will be posted to the Larpenteur Avenue culvert repair project page.
June 7 update:
Larpenteur Avenue in Saint Paul and Maplewood is closed to traffic in both directions near the railroad crossing east of Rice Street as of Monday, June 7. The closure is necessary to assess and repair sinkholes under the pavement.
The timeline for reopening the road is still being determined.
A signed detour is in place using Arlington Avenue, Jackson Street and Rice Street.
Business access will be maintained throughout the closure.