Road closures planned in St. Paul to promote social distancing this spring, summer

Road closures are being implemented in St. Paul to encourage social distancing this spring and summer.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the closures Wednesday. Similar to closures last year, the roads will only be open to foot and bicycle traffic.

The following roads will be closed to vehicle traffic starting Friday and lasting through mid-July:

  • Como Regional Park—East Como Lake Drive from East Como Boulevard to Lexington Parkway
  • Phalen Regional Park—East Shore Drive from Johnson Parkway to Arlington Avenue
  • Cherokee Regional Park—Cherokee Heights Boulevard from Baker/Chippewa to Annapolis
  • Mississippi River Boulevard—Mississippi River Boulevard from Ford Parkway to Pelham Boulevard (southbound vehicle traffic lane will be closed to vehicles, northbound vehicle lane will remain open to vehicle traffic and driveway access)

"Now more than ever, safe outdoor spaces for recreation and exercise are critical to our collective health and wellbeing," Carter said in a statement. "We invite our residents, workers and visitors to join us in utilizing these spaces as we move through these challenging times together."