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News Release
Oct. 4, 2012



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


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New ramp opening at Hwy 169/I-494 postponed


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Oct. 4 opening of the new ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169 has been postponed in order to finish installing guardrail and striping the roadway.


The ramp is scheduled to 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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