Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 149 High Bridge

St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights

Traffic impacts

Hwy 149 project map
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Current

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Road closures

May through July
  • Crews are completing the following tasks on the High Bridge ornamental railing system:
    • Testing of the railing coating system
    • Touchup spot painting of railing
    • Proactive replacement of the railing anchoring hardware
    • Replacement of defective lighting globes
  • There will be periodic sidewalk closures on the bridge while ornamental railing work is occurring.
July 1 through late-July
  • The area of the High Bridge Dog Park that has been closed will continue to be cleaned up over the next few weeks. Crews will be reinstalling the park’s fencing once cleanup is complete. The dog park will be fully reopened in late-July 2019.
    • Vehicle access to the dog park via Randolph Ave. is closed. Users should access the dog park via Washington St. and may park on Spring St.
    • Pedestrian and bicycle access to the park is available via the Samuel Morgan Trail. There may be periodic trail closures during the construction site cleanup process.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Landscaping

Late-August through early November
  • Replacing all boulevard trees that were removed during the Hwy 149 construction project
    • Landscape material includes trees, shrubs, vines and perennial grasses and flowers
    • Tree locations have been finalized and marked with a white “T” on the curb in St. Paul and with wooden stakes in Mendota Heights
    • Trees will be a mix of deciduous and ornamental species
    • The newly planted trees and shrubs will receive regular maintenance (watering, weeding and pruning) for two years after they’ve been planted to promote their long-term health and survivability

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

Project schedule

Construction has been scheduled to begin April 17, 2019 and last through late-June, 2019. Crews will be working on stages 3, 4 and 6 of the Hwy 149 resurfacing project.

  • 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