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News Release
January 27, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 169 lane closures scheduled for Jan. 30


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays on both directions of Hwy 169 between Interstate 494 and Valley View Road in Bloomington and Edina as the left lanes close at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closure is necessary as crews move equipment to the west side of the Hwy. All lanes of Hwy 169 will reopen by 2 p.m. Jan. 30.


The Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project includes turning the current expressway into a freeway by rebuilding the interchange with six ramps instead of eight. The performance-based design removes traffic signals, reduces congestion and improves safety.


For more information on the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, call the Hwy 169/I-494 Project hotline at 1-877-563-4768, e-mail or visit


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