Historic Walker Lake Street Reconstruction

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Latest updates

Oct. 11, 2019 

Work beginning the week of Oct. 14
  • The project storage area will be graded and cleaned up. St. Louis Park school district will be using the site for a staging area for the upcoming project at the Community Center / old Park Spanish Immersion School.
  • Punch list work will be completed.

Project background

The 2019 Historic Walker Lake street reconstruction project includes reconstructing Library Lane, Walker Street (east of the railroad tracks) and a portion of the frontage road. The design includes road and intersection improvements, sidewalk, stormwater improvements, watermain replacement and LED street lights.

This project was awarded to Minger Construction Inc. at the May 20, 2019 city council meeting.

This project will be paid for using city funds; there are no proposed special assessments to individual property owners.

Historic Walker Lake Street Reconstruction 2020

The 2020 Historic Walker Lake street project includes the reconstruction of Walker Street from the Holiday Gas Station to the railroad tracks. It also includes the realignment of the intersection of Lake Street and Walker Street. A bike lane will be added along Lake Street along with additional sidewalks. Two alleys will be reconstructed east of the railroad tracks. This project also includes stormwater improvements, watermain replacement and LED street lighting. This project has been approved by the St. Louis Park City Council. Construction is expected to begin in May of 2020 with completion in October of 2020.

The preliminary plans have been approved by the city council. Staff will be working with a consultant to develop the final plans. 

Other planning efforts

The City of St. Louis Park has been working with the residents, businesses and property owners of the Historic Walker Lake district for the past few years to find ways to revitalize the area, engage the community and attract visitors. These efforts include a small area plan, new street design, branding and an activation plan. Learn more about the other Historic Walker Lake planning efforts.

Resources and documents