Maryland Avenue 4-to-3-Lane Conversion Trial

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The surface layer of Maryland Avenue between Arkwright Street and Payne Avenue in Saint Paul will be removed and replaced with new, smooth pavement and the road will be permanently striped as a three-lane road to improve safety for all users.

Temporary striping and signage has been in place since the 4-to-3 lane conversion trial in summer 2019.

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Timeline

Work is expected to take place in summer or fall 2020.

Detours

Detours or temporary lane shifts may be in place during construction.

Traffic changes

The temporary three-lane road markings installed in 2019 with one travel lane in each direction and a center left-turn lane will remain in place until construction begins. The permanent design installed in 2020 will include the intersection restrictions that have been in place during the trail to accommodate the eastbound merge at Clark Street and the enhanced pedestrian crossing at Desoto Street.

Intersection restrictions

The lane reduction for eastbound Maryland Avenue will remain in place between Arkwright Street and Desoto Street. To minimize potential conflicts:

  • Left turns are not allowed to/from Maryland Avenue.
  • Northbound/southbound drivers on Clark Street are not able to cross over Maryland Avenue.

The enhanced pedestrian crossing with a median refuge will remain in place at the Maryland Avenue and Desoto Street intersection. To accommodate the enhanced pedestrian crossing at Desoto Street:

  • Left turns are not allowed to/from Maryland Avenue.
  • Northbound/southbound vehicles on Desoto Street are not able to cross over Maryland Avenue.

4-to-3 trial summary

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