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News Release
Oct. 26, 2012



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


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REMINDER NOTICE: Eastbound I-494 closing Oct. 26-Oct. 28


(Roseville, Minn.) – Motorists will experience delays and a detour on eastbound I-494 in Bloomington as all lanes of the roadway close at 10 p.m. tonight between Highway 77 and 24th Avenue.

This eastbound full closure is necessary as crews repave the roadway.


Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour: northbound Highway 77 to eastbound Highway 62 and southbound Highway 5.

Eastbound I-494 will reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.


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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