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News Release
March 6, 2012




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


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Southbound Hwy 169 lane closures occur March 6


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in Edina and Bloomington will encounter alternating lane closures on southbound Hwy 169 between Valley View Road and Interstate 494 beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 6.


All lanes of Hwy 169 will reopen by 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 7.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closure is necessary as crews reroute traffic to the west side of the highway.


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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