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News Release
Dec. 4, 2012



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


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Southbound Hwy 169 daytime lane closure occurs Dec. 5


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in Edina, Eden Prairie and Bloomington will experience possible delays on southbound Hwy 169 between Valley View Road and Anderson Lakes Parkway as a lane closure begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5.


The lane will reopen by 3 p.m. the same day.


The closure is necessary as crews install a guardrail in the Hwy 169 median as part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project.  Motorists should also watch for additional lane closures in the upcoming weeks in this same area as crews continue with guardrail installation.


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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