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News Release
Oct. 18, 2012



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


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Watch for nighttime I-494 lane and ramp closures beginning Oct. 19


(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists may encounter delays and a detour as overnight paving on westbound I-494 begins at 10 p.m. Oct. 19.


Crew will begin paving the auxiliary lane between 34th Avenue and the ramp to northbound Hwy 77. 


In addition, the ramp from westbound I-494 to 24th Ave is expected to close at 9 p.m.


Crews expect to have the auxiliary lane and ramp open by 5 a.m. Saturday Oct. 20.


Make sure to follow the signed detours to bypass the ramp closures.


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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