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News Release
Oct. 2, 2012



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


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


ROSEVILLE, Minn. –  Motorists will experience a traffic change at the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie as a new flyover ramp opens and a loop ramp closes late this evening.


The new flyover ramp from westbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169 will open late Oct. 2, weather permitting. At that time, the current loop ramp from westbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169 will be permanently eliminated as motorists are rerouted onto the new ramp.  Motorists should also watch for overnight lane closures on westbound I-494 near the interchange as crews prepare to open the bridge.


In addition, the ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169 will also open this evening, schedule permitting.  If this opening is delayed, the ramp will open in the near future. 


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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