Old Highway 8 Improvements

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The city of New Brighton and Ramsey County are planning to improve Old Highway 8 from County Road D to 5th Street NW. Proposed improvements include converting Old Highway 8 to a three-lane road, replacing the surface layer of pavement, and constructing a multi-use trail to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and connectivity.

Construction is scheduled for 2023.

Planning and community engagement updates will be available on the New Brighton website.

4-to-3 lane conversion

Converting Old Highway 8 to a three-lane road will help increase safety for all users, reduce vehicle speeds and improve traffic flow.

Old Highway 8 was included in a 2020 study that evaluated all undivided four-lane county roads to determine whether a lane reduction would have a positive impact on safety and operations.

Learn more about the study and benefits of 4-to-3 conversions.