The City of New Brighton and Ramsey County are improving Old Highway 8 from County Road D to 5th Street NW. The improvements include converting Old Highway 8 to a 3-lane roadway, rehabilitating the existing pavement, and constructing a multi-use trail to provide pedestrian and bike connectivity throughout the corridor. The improvements are intended to update the corridor to reflect current traffic volumes and implement the recommendation of Ramsey County's 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Study. Learn more about the study, which was completed in 2020. Project benefits include improved road safety, improved pavement conditions, and better accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition to the Old Highway 8 improvements, 8th Avenue NW will be extended approximately 500 feet to 5th Street NW.
Update: Phase 1 improvements (5th Street NW to County Road E) are nearing completion and the contractor will begin transitioning to Phase 2 (County Road E to County Road D).
PLEASE NOTE: The contractor will provide access to homes and local businesses along and connecting to Old Hwy. 8 throughout the project.