Public open house for Highway 149 resurfacing set for April 25
Highway 149 construction begins late spring, continues through end of 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. —The public is invited to learn about upcoming construction planned for Highway 149 between St. Paul and Mendota Heights. The open house will be held April 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Cherokee Park United Church, 371 Baker St. W in St. Paul.
Construction on Highway 149—also known as Smith Avenue and Dodd Road—is scheduled to begin this spring and continue through the end of 2018. Work includes:
- Resurfacing Smith Avenue and Dodd Road between West 7th Street in St. Paul and I-494 in Mendota Heights
- Improving drainage, sidewalks and pedestrian accessibility
- Replacing traffic signals at five Highway 149 intersections
- Constructing an additional left turn lane from westbound I-494 to southbound Dodd Road in Mendota Heights
- Resurfacing Annapolis St—Highway 13—between Smith Avenue and Cherokee Heights Boulevard
Motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists who use Highway 149 should expect to encounter delays during construction.The project will extend the lifespan of Highway 149, provide a smoother road surface and improve pedestrian accommodations.
Open house attendees also will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss ongoing Smith Ave. High Bridge construction, and weigh in on preliminary plans for Highway 149 landscaping that will occur in 2019. Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project staff will be on hand to answer questions.
The work is part of a larger construction effort currently underway on Highway 149 that includes reconstructing the deck of the Smith Avenue High Bridge.
For more information about the Highway 149 project, or to sign up for email updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy149highbridge.
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