Plans to improve Bailey Road have the go-ahead.

Woodbury City Council approved a preliminary report for the Bailey Road Access Management Project. Construction is planned for April through November.

The project would add left-turn lanes to all intersections between Pioneer Drive and Wellington Lane and add shoulders to the section of road. It would also include repaving the trail along the north side of Bailey Road, pavement resurfacing, drainage system improvements and the addition of stormwater filtration basins.

City engineer Tony Kutzke called the planned upgrades “a huge safety improvement.”

The project cost is currently estimated at nearly $4.4 million. Of that, the city is on the hook for $1.1 million, with Washington County picking up the other $3.3 million.

The city’s 2019 budget set aside $460,000. According to city documents, the rest of the city’s portion will come from the MSA Roadway Construction Fund, the Water and Sewer Utility Fund, and assessments to properties the improvements will benefit.

The city plans to open bids March 19. Assessment hearings will be held in April with bids awarded later that month.

The Bailey Frontage Road portion of the city’s 2019 Roadway Rehabilitation project will be bid and constructed along with the Bailey Access Road Management Project.