Ramsey County held an Open House on Nov.16 to announce the future road design for Rice St from Pennsylvania to Wheelock Pkwy.

The selected design will change Rice St from 4 driving lanes to 2, plus a center turn lane. It also adds a shared use path for bicycles and pedestrians on one side (with a traditional sidewalk on the other side). Over the next two years, engineers will design the corridor block by block. Construction will begin in 2024.

The section of Rice St North of Wheelock to CR-B is also on Ramsey County's to-do list and County and City partners are asking the State for bonding funds to build that project in the next five years. Metro Transit's G Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will also eventually run the length of Rice St. and enhanced bus service will be included in the County's plans for redesigning the roadway.