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News Release
Oct. 1, 2012



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


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New flyover ramp opening at Hwy 169/I-494 postponed


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Oct. 1 opening of the new flyover bridge from westbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169 has been postponed in order to coordinate its opening with that of the ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169. 


Both of the ramps will open late on Oct. 2 or Oct. 3. The exact timing of the openings will be made available as the timeframe is finalized.


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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