Striping Plan is More Than Bike Lanes
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:20 PM

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Saint Paul plans to restripe East Como Blvd. between Nagasaki and the Maryland/Wheelock intersection. Among highlights, the proposal would:

  • Add 6-foot-wide bike lanes in each direction, to connect that two-block stretch with existing in-street lanes and the Wheelock trail.
  • Add designated turn lanes for northbound traffic at the Maryland/Wheelock intersection. One lane would be striped for traffic turning left onto Como Lake Drive or heading straight onto Victoria. The other lane would be striped for traffic turning right onto Maryland or Wheelock.
  • Designate one travel lane in each direction, to eliminate the current four-lane, undivided configuration. This would conform with the existing lane configuration north and south of the two-block stretch.
  • Add a painted median between Nagasaki and Rose, north of the existing concrete median.
  • Add a designated left-turn lane for school buses and other vehicles turning from southbound Como Blvd. onto eastbound Rose.

Public Works engineer Reuben Collins called the proposal an “interim” solution intended to reduce confusion and slow down traffic until the day comes when that stretch could be rebuilt to conform with contemporary design standards. Work is scheduled for spring 2020.

You can download a larger, PDF version of the proposal from the right column. Have thoughts, ideas, or suggestions? Email the District 10 office.

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