Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 149 High Bridge

St. Paul, West St. Paul, Mendota Heights

Related project work

Xcel Energy Natural Gas Line Project

About this project

Xcel Energy is in the process of installing new natural gas lines along Hwy 149 between I-494 and the Smith Ave. High Bridge. The project is expected to last until October 2018.

The natural gas line project is being coordinated with the Hwy 149 resurfacing project to minimize overall traffic and construction disruptions. There will be temporary road and intersection closures associated with Xcel Energy’s pipeline work. 

See traffic impacts for specific details.

Summary of work
Hwy 149/Smith Ave. from High Bridge to Dodd Rd.

Xcel Energy’s new gas line is being placed under the sidewalk on both sides of Smith Ave. from the High Bridge to Dodd Rd. As of June 9, the new gas line has been installed from the High Bridge to Wyoming St. Xcel Energy’s contractor is currently working on the remaining portion from Wyoming St. to Dodd Rd. The project is on schedule to be completed by June 30.

Don Pilla

Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. from Delaware Ave. to I-494

Xcel Energy is also installing new natural gas lines on Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. from Delaware Ave. to I-494.

Bill Lynaugh


Traffic impacts


Intersection closures

Mon, Aug. 20 through November (weather permitting)
  • Hwy 149/Dodd Rd. at Delaware Ave. closed to relocate the gas main. Crews will work to restore the disrupted area after the gas main is relocated.