Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Bridge deck placement

I-494 West Twin Cities Metro

SP 2785-305, Letting 05/14/04

About the project

MnDOT - Metro District (St. Paul/Minneapolis)
Project website: http://projects.dot.state.mn.us/gcinc/494/

The I-494 upgrade will correct such deficiencies by:

  • Adding an additional lane in each direction to relieve congestion along the busy corridor
  • Constructing outside shoulders to accommodate Metro Transit buses
  • Constructing median shoulders wide enough for the full length of the project to be used in the future as an additional lane in each direction.


  • Project will construct one additional through-lane in each direction of I-494 from Highway 5 to Interstate Highway 394, a distance of 7.8 miles, in the cities of Minnetonka and Eden Prairie in Hennepin County
  • Northwest ramp at the Valley View Road interchange will be reconstructed
  • Highway 62 and Highway 7 interchanges at I-494 will be reconstructed


  • $110 million


I-494 is a principal arterial roadway that serves a key role in the metropolitan highway system as:

  • A collection/distribution facility for other metropolitan area highways
  • An urban bypass for interstate or interregional trips
  • Access to/from the rest of the metropolitan area for the rapidly growing population and employment bases in the southwestern suburbs
  • Access to the metro area from Greater Minnesota

The I-494 pavement in this corridor has reached the end of its design life and needs to be replaced. Several bridges along the I-494 corridor need either deck or total structure replacement and have inadequate vertical clearances between the road surface and the bottom of the bridge.

Proposals, clarifications, information

Project Status

Opened to traffic September 2006

Conformed Contract

Technical Proposals

Bid Results

Best value award results (PDF, 0.5 MB)

Form 14 Proposal Price Forms

Request for Qualifications

RFQ Clarifications

RFQ Addendums

List of short-listed teams:

Matt Thompson
2000 Ames Drive
Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-7106
Fax: 952-435-0913
email: mthompson@amesco.com

Randy Reiner
7865 Jefferson Hwy, Box 1240
Maple Grove, MN 55311-6240
phone: 763-425-4167
fax: 763-425-1255
email: randyr@mccrossan.com

Kiewit-Johnson Bros.
Steve Medina
15500 Wayzata Blvd
928 Twelve Oaks Center, Suite 928
Wayzata, MN 55391-1414
952-240-5176 Cell Minnesota
952-473-3257 Office Minnesota
email: SMedina@kiewest.com