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News Release
Oct. 23, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Loop/ramp closure at Hwy169/I-494 interchange starts Oct. 24
Southbound Hwy 169 to be re-routed to newly constructed lanes


ROSEVILLE, Minn. –  Motorists may experience delays as a ramp closure and traffic change take place at the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie Wednesday, Oct. 24.


The loop/ramp from northbound Hwy 169 to westbound I-494 will close before the Oct. 24 morning rush hour and remain closed for approximately three weeks as crews reconstruct it. 


Access from Hwy 169 to westbound I-494 will be available via Hwy 212 during the closure. 


In addition, southbound Hwy 169 traffic is scheduled to be re-routed to the newly constructed southbound lanes during the evenings of Oct. 26 and 27. Motorists are advised to use caution where crews are present.


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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