Cope Avenue Improvements

About the Project:

The Cope Avenue Improvements are a street and utility project slated for summer 2022 construction.  It includes 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.

Cope Avenue Street Layout Modifications 

Project Status: 

Council approved bids for this project at its April 25th meeting, with construction slated for late May through October of 2022.

Background: 

  • City Council ordered the feasibility study on August 9, 2021. 
  • The feasibility report was accepted by the City Council on January 24, 2022. 
  • The Public Hearing for this project was held; and the projected was approved on February 14, 2022.  

Project Documents: 

If you have any questions or comments in regards to the project, please contact Project Manager Tyler Strong by phone at (651) 249 - 2402, or email at tyler.strong@maplewoodmn.gov. We sincerely thank you for your participation in the public improvement process as we work together to make these improvements to your neighborhood.