St. Paul: Raymond Avenue construction delayed to mid-August


Originally slated to begin Mid July, the construction on Raymond Ave. has now been pushed back to the middle of August.

The city has selected a contractor for the project and property owners can expect a mailing with further details as the beginning of constructions approaches.

Discussions are also under way for how best to alleviate parking concerns for business owners.

As of now there are no informational meetings scheduled, but Barb Mundahl, the project engineer with the city of St. Paul will field specific questions regarding the project and specific property inquiries. She can be reached at 651-266-6112 or by email at

Construction inspector Mike Vanbeuskom can be reached at 651-266-6083.

The St. Anthony Park Transportation Committee has designed yard signs to post around the construction signaling that businesses are and will remain open through construction.

The committee is also exploring ways to increase community involvement for phases two and three of the Raymond Ave. project, which are tentatively slated to begin in 2014. The first public meeting to address construction from Hampden Avenue to Como Avenue will be held at a block party Friday, Aug. 23, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Manvel Street, from Raymond to Bayless.

Information on all stages of the project will be posted to the St. Anthony Park Community Council website ( as soon as it is made available.