Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494: I-35W to I-394

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 18 miles from I-394 to I-35W. The corridor serves as the southern bypass for the Metro area and runs through Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Bloomington.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 71,000 – 165,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 5,200 – 9,200
  • Number of lanes: 6
  • Key highway connections: I-35W, I-394, MN-100, US-169

Public Transit

  • One Park and Ride lot with a capacity of 400 parking spaces


  • BNSF line to Willmar
  • SOO line (Bass Lake Spur)
  • SOO line (MN & S Spur)