Cope Avenue Improvements

About the Project:

The Cope Avenue Improvements is a street and utility project currently under construction.  It includes the removal and replacement of the failing pavement section, replacement of concrete curb and gutter, minor upgrades to the storm sewer and sanitary sewer systems, replacement of the existing cast iron water main, the installation of a sidewalk along the north side of Cope Avenue, and the reconfiguration of the existing road layout on Cope Avenue.

As part of the feasibility process, an opportunity was identified for reconfiguring the roadway to better fit traffic demands, improve pedestrian and bicyclist access and safety, reduce unnecessary impervious surfaces, meet adjacent property owner needs, and slow and improve traffic safety along the corridor. Analysis shows the street layout can be significantly modified to achieve these goals, while reducing overall project costs. The new layout can be viewed at the link below.

Cope Avenue Street Layout Modifications 

Project Status: 

Construction on this project occurred between June and November of 2022. The project has been mostly completed. The installation of seed and erosion control blanket, along with the placement of sod in select areas of the project, will occur in the spring of 2023. Likewise, final project cleanup and correcting any warranty-type items will occur in the spring of 2023.

If your sprinkler system was damaged during the project, please reach out to a project staff member for information on how the repairs to the systems will be handled.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the challenging construction process. If there are any concerns or questions about the project, please reach out to a project staff member at your earliest convenience.

Project Documents: 

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Project Contacts:

Tyler Strong

Project Manager

(651) 249-2402

Andy Engstrom

Maplewood Project Inspector 

(651) 249-2415

Randy Lindblom

Maplewood Business Liaison

(651) 249-2410