Between Central Corridor, Union Depot, the Lafayette Bridge, the Mississippi River flooding and routine maintenence, St. Paul has some pretty major projects happening at the moment. While the end result will be exciting, right now it can be a challenge to get in and around the area.
To help people get a better picture of how they will be affected, a host of resources are being made available to help navigate the city.
The skyway bridge over 5th Street connecting the Alliance Bank Building on 5th and Cedar to the University Club on 4th and Cedar was closed to pedestrian traffic starting April 1 to prepare the old Bremer Building for demolition as part of the Central Corridor LRT project. A new bridge is expected to be up by November. In the mean time, the Metropolitan Council put together a handy skyway detour map to make your way around.
Skyway detour map
Downtown St. Paul
The City of St. Paul put together a Google map of all the construction projects in and around downtown to help you get where you're going.
Downtown construction map
With all of the construction, especially on University Avenue and Cedar Street in downtown, buses are bound to be affected. Metro Transit is trying to stay ahead of the gameby putting all of the detour and stop closure information in one place. The changes are also included on their interactive map.
Transit detour information