June 27, 2018 07:16 PM
The RiverCentre Parking Ramp in downtown St. Paul has been closed for more than a month.
But a portion is scheduled to reopen Thursday.
The upper deck, which has about 200 spaces, will return to service. The rest will open floor-by-floor as overhead protective netting is put in place.
That's meant to catch concrete from the ceiling before it falls on cars and people below.
Inspectors say metal, rebar and other supporting elements were corroded. The repair project will cost $1.25 million dollars to complete. The entire parking ramp should reopen by the end of October.
"We're doing repairs, we've done a lot of inspection, invasive testing, coming up with the best plan to ensure safety for our guests," Terry Mattson of Visit St. Paul and RiverCentre Authority said.
Ultimately, RiverCentre officials want to tear down the ramp and rebuild it. But they only got enough money in this past bonding bill to tear it down.
Updated: June 27, 2018 07:16 PM
Created: June 27, 2018 05:05 PM
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