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News Release
April 3, 2012




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


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Daytime Hwy 169 lane closures occur April 4


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in Edina and Bloomington will encounter lane closures in both directions of Hwy 169 between Valley View Road and Interstate 494 beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 4.


All lanes of Hwy 169 will reopen by 1 p.m. the same day.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews move equipment across the freeway and prepare the roadway for an upcoming traffic switch.  


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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