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News Release
Oct. 15, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Watch for nighttime I-494 ramp closures beginning Oct. 16


(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists will experience nightly delays on both directions of I-494 in Bloomington as ramps close Tuesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 19.

The following ramps and loops will close at 9 p.m.


All ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. each day.

The ramp closures are necessary as crews resurface the ramps.

This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in case of inclement weather.


This work is part of the larger I-494 improvement project.  For information regarding other current ramp closures in the project area, visit the project website at


The I-494 improvement project will raise the vertical clearance and update pedestrian accessibilities on the Xerxes Avenue Bridge, provide a smoother driving service and extend the lifespan of I-494, improve traffic flow due to added auxiliary lanes, and reduce maintenance needs by replacing guardrail with concrete barrier in the median. The entire project is expected to be completed by September 2013.


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