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News Release
March 20, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 169/I-494 open house scheduled for March 28

Public invited to learn about project activities during the final year of construction



ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Anyone interested in learning about the final year of Highway 169/Interstate 494 construction project activities is invited to an open house on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.


The open house will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Conference Room at Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC in Edina, 8050 W. 78th Street (parking available on the first and second level of the building’s parking ramp). Project information will be on display, and staff will be on hand to answer questions. A short presentation will begin at 6 p.m.


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to


The Highway 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. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by November 2012.


For more information on the Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, call the Highway 169/I-494 Project hotline at 1-877-563-4768, e-mail or visit   


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