Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 149 High Bridge

St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights

Traffic impacts

For details on this project, view the project work summary. Learn about the impact on river traffic and how to access the High Bridge Dog Park.

Hwy 149 project map
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Current

For a list of upcoming traffic impacts, see theĀ Upcoming section. View the project status update (developed October 2018) for an overview of construction activity to date.

Lane closures

August 2017 through December 2018
  • There will be periodic lane closures on Dodd Rd./Hwy 149, Shepard Rd. and Water St. during construction

Trail/sidewalk closures

Sept. 5, 2017 through early December 2018

Additional closures

Aug. 22, 2017 through Spring 2019
  • The footprint of the High Bridge Dog Park has been reduced so it can remain open during construction
    • Vehicle access to the dog park via Randolph Ave. is closed for the duration of the bridge deck reconstruction and construction site cleanup. Users should access the dog park via Washington St. and may park on Spring St.
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access to the park will be available via the Samuel Morgan Trail starting in December 2018.
      • There will be periodic trail closures through Spring 2019 during the construction site cleanup process.

Project schedule

Stages 3 and 4 of the Hwy 149 resurfacing project, which include Annapolis St. between Cherokee Heights Blvd. and Smith Ave., and Dodd Rd., between Wentworth Ave. and Smith Ave., have been extended into 2019. The delay of these stages is due to project-wide delays associated with utilities and other previously unknown underground issues inherent to reconstruction projects.

  • Stage 1 (Completed in July 2018): Dodd Rd./Hwy 149 between Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110) and Wentworth Ave.
  • Stage 2 (Completed in October 2018): Dodd Rd./Smith Ave. intersection to George St.
  • Stage 3 (To be completed late spring 2019): Annapolis St. from Smith Ave. to Cherokee Heights Blvd.  
  • Stage 4 (To be completed late spring 2019): Wentworth Ave. to Dodd Rd./Smith Ave. intersection  
  • Stage 5 (Completed in October 2018): I-494 to Hwy 110  
  • Stage 6 (To be competed late spring 2019): Left turn lane on WB I-494 ramp to SB Hwy 149

About this project

Summary of work

Construction crews will resurface Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. between West 7th St. in St. Paul and I-494 in Mendota Heights, and Annapolis St. (Hwy 13) between Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and Cherokee Heights Blvd in St. Paul, West St. Paul and Mendota Heights. Crews will also reconstruct the driving surface (bridge deck) of the Hwy 149/Smith Ave. High Bridge over the Mississippi River. Additional proposed work includes:

  • Improving drainage, sidewalks and pedestrian accessibility
  • Replacing signals at five intersections:
    • Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and West 7th St.
    • Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and George St.
    • Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and Annapolis St.
    • Hwy 149/Smith Ave. and Dodd Rd.
    • Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. and the I-494 north ramp terminal
  • Constructing an additional left turn lane from WB I-494 to SB Dodd Rd/Hwy 149
  • Removing several trees within the project limits