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Bikeway Signing & Striping

Saint Paul, MN
Project Overview

Four segments of roadway were re-striped and re-signed in the City of Saint Paul to create safer conditions for cyclists on Arlington Ave., East Como Blvd., Marshall Ave., and Summit Ave. Signs related to the bikeways were added and adjusted along the project corridors so that they met current MnMUTCD design standards.

Our Work

The Arlington Ave. segment ran from Wheelock Pkwy. to Rice St. and Jackson St. to the Gateway Bike Trail east of I-35E. The roadway width was reallocated to accommodate new bike lanes and bikeway signing and striping transformed the corridor that previously had no bike lanes. As part of the design, the roadway sections had to seamlessly tie into existing bike lanes at the four ends and existing on-street parking needed to be accommodated.

Although short, the East Como Blvd. segment from Wheelock Pkwy. to Nagasaki Rd., required significant work as it transitions through five different typical sections. Isthmus developed several layout concepts for the City to review and select a preferred alternative. A five-legged intersection required design care to assure safety and clear vehicular and cyclist directions. Specialized right-turn lane signs were designed at Wheelock Pkwy. and Maryland Ave. directing right-turn movements to specific lanes. All new striping was added to accommodate bike lanes within the existing cross section.

The Marshall Ave. segment from Western Ave. to John Ireland Blvd. was unusual in that it was a one-way vehicular roadway with no bike lanes for which the City requested the design of contraflow bike lanes allowing two-way bike traffic while limiting vehicular traffic to only westbound travel. The one-way signs were removed from the corridor and "No Left Turn" and "Except for Bicycles" signs were added to make the route MnMUTCD compliant, providing proper direction to cyclists and motorists.

At two miles long, Summit Ave. from Mississippi River Blvd. to Lexington Pkwy. was the longest segment of this project. Primarily a two-lane divided roadway, bike lanes were re-established in each direction with a buffer between vehicular and bicycle traffic to improve cyclist safety for a total of four miles of bike lanes. Additional pavement markings were added to the roadway to increase safety where it transitioned from divided to undivided, providing both cyclists and drivers better guidance. Green bike lane markings were implemented across Lexington Ave. to call attention to the desired bike lane as the roadway alignment shifts at this intersection.

Featured Team Members

Amber Nord, PE

Trang Tran, PE

Featured Services
  • Signing & Pavement Marking
Project Details

Owner: City of Saint Paul

Completion: 2020