Dale Street Reconstruction Design & Engagement

Artist sketch of the Dale Street bridge design.
Artist sketch of the Dale Street bridge design. - "There were trees here once."

Public art

Springboard for the Arts led the public art portion for the Dale Street project with a vision that local and emerging to shape the look of the 16-foot wide pedestrian decks on either side of the new bridge. The local artists selected by Springboard for the Arts to participate in the project are:

Public engagement

Robust public involvement was an integral part of the planning and design process and will continue throughout construction. The District Councils Collaborative has been the primary partner to Ramsey County by facilitating community engagement and education as the project progresses. The Dale Street Bridge Leadership Circle team has also been a key leader and support of community engagement.

The project is also coordinated with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Every Place Counts initiative.

Recent public meetings

A public meeting was held on Nov. 21, 2019. Details of the transportation plan and detours were shared. 

A public meeting was held on Jan. 9, 2019.

History of the bridge

The Dale Street bridge is one of several spanning I-94, which severely impacted the vibrant African American community in the now historic Rondo neighborhood. The bridge is one of more than 100 bridges along the I-94 corridor scheduled for replacement or repair in the coming years. The volume of automobile and pedestrian traffic has outgrown the bridge’s original 1961 design and a subsequent expansion in 1983. 

Road design - video animation