Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 16, 2018

Smith Avenue High Bridge ribbon cutting celebration set for Dec. 2

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Residents, business owners, media and anyone else interested in the reopening of the Smith Avenue High Bridge in St. Paul are invited to a ribbon cutting and community celebration starting at the High Bridge from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.


MnDOT, city of St. Paul Ward 2, and local community partners


MnDOT and local partners are hosting a celebration to recognize the reopening of the Smith Avenue High Bridge in St. Paul. The event will feature a brief ribbon cutting followed by a short, festive winter walk to a local business to celebrate. All are welcome to attend.


1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018


Ribbon cutting — 1-2 p.m., south end of High Bridge
Winter walk — 2-2:30 p.m., south end of High Bridge to Capital View Café
Community celebration — 2-4 p.m., Capital View Café, 637 South Smith Ave., St. Paul. Doors will open at 2 p.m.


The Smith Avenue High Bridge is scheduled to reopen by Dec. 2, weather permitting. The bridge has been closed since September 2017 while crews reconstructed the bridge deck, and improved pedestrian and bicycle accommodations on the bridge.

Note: Crews will reopen the bridge prior to Dec. 2 if they are able to finish all necessary work prior to the ribbon cutting event. MnDOT will announce the reopening of the bridge if work is completed prior to the scheduled Dec. 2 reopening date. Stayed tuned for more information with regard to the reopening.

Visit the project website for more information, or to sign up for project updates: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy149highbridge.