Throughout the summer, madcap hijinks and construction have been in place on Minnesota 149 (Dodd Road) between Minnesota 55 and Wescott Road. Typically, the crossing between Argenta Trail to Wescott Road, over Minnesota 149, is part of a number of nice bicycle routings in the area.
As of December 5, the part of this roadway that was closed has reopened. This has several implications for cyclists:
- Vehicle traffic on Argenta Trail will decrease, as rerouting from MN149 will not be required.
- There is a shiny new stoplight at Argenta/Baffin and MN149, crossing to Wescott Road, which may make crossing this divided highway easier for cyclists on weeknights. (It’s never been tough weekends – it’s the Thomson-West traffic that makes weeknights rough.)
- The section of MN149 between Yankee Doodle Road and Wescott has an improved shoulder, making cycling along this 55mph vehicle zone a little nicer.