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News Release
Feb. 9, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
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. 13. 


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. 13, 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. 14.


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 or visit


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