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News Release
Oct.26, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
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Roseville, MN 55113


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Ramp closures scheduled for Hwy 169 and I-494
Nightly I-494 lane closures in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie begin tonight


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays on southbound Hwy 169 at Valley View Road and in both directions of I-494 between East Bush Lake Road and Hwy 212 in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie due to a ramp closure and lanes closures beginning Friday, Oct. 26.


Beginning at 5 p.m., the right lane of southbound Hwy 169 will close between Valley View Road and Anderson Lakes Parkway.  Then at 6 p.m., the ramp from Valley View Road to southbound Hwy 169 will close as crews begin rerouting traffic onto the permanent southbound lanes.  The ramp will reopen at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Oct, 27 and all lanes of Hwy 169 will reopen at 9 a.m. that same day.


In addition, nightly lane closures will occur in both directions of I-494 between East Bush Lake Road and Hwy 212 beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.  The lane closures will continue nightly through Friday, Nov. 2.  The lane closures are necessary as crews continue with construction of the westbound I-494 bridge to southbound Hwy 169.  All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each morning following the closures and by 6 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 28.


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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