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Feb. 3, 2012

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Minnesota Department of Transportation
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1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113

 

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Overnight ramp closure scheduled for I- 494/Hwy 169
Hwy 169 lane closures also occur

 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on eastbound Interstate 494  when the ramp to southbound Hwy 169  closes at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. 

 

During the closure, motorists should follow the posted detour route:
Eastbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 100 to westbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 169

 

In addition, beginning at 9 p.m. Feb. 6, alternating lane closures will take place on southbound Hwy 169 between Valley View Road and Anderson Lakes Parkway/Bloomington Ferry Road. 

 

The ramp and lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.

 

Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews place bridge beams above the roadway.

 

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 Hwy169-I494@rranow.com or visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/169/.

 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

 

 

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