Ayd Mill Road Improvements

Services Surveying, Construction Administration, Traffic Analysis, Final Design, Preliminary Design
Client City of Saint Paul
Estimated Construction Cost $7M
Location Saint Paul, MN

Project Overview

Ayd Mill Road is a 4-lane divided, 1.7-mile-long urban corridor in the City of Saint Paul that connects I-35E on the south end and Selby Avenue on the north end. The roadway was in significant need of pavement rehabilitation/repairs and the City selected Stonebrooke to provide Traffic Analysis, Preliminary and Final Design Services, and Construction Oversight for the improvements.

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Beyond Design

The City desired a 12’ trail to be added to the Ayd Mill Road corridor, however, due to Right-of-Way, Railroad, budget, and other topographical constraints, widening the corridor was not an option. Stonebrooke led a traffic analysis to evaluate the results of reducing the number of lanes along the corridor, with the result being to remove one of the two northbound lanes. Following the analysis, Stonebrooke led a fast-tracked final design effort, with the goal of completing all construction on the corridor in 2020. Design was completed in May 2020, with construction starting in August. Throughout that process, our team evaluated a variety of design alternatives which included lane reduction, intersection modifications, trail alignments, signal replacements, drainage improvements, and new corridor lighting.

Following design completion, Stonebrooke performed the construction administration/inspection and staking activities for the project, helping to ensure that the project was successfully completed in 2020.

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Community Response

Stonebrooke also assisted the City of Saint Paul by preparing graphics and other project information for use in the public involvement process.

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