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May 21, 2012

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Interstate 494 overnight lane closures begin May 21

Traffic reduced to single-lane

 

 

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists in Edina and Bloomington will encounter nightly lane closures on Interstate 494 between West Bush Lake Road and Prairie Center drive beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, May 21.

 

Then, beginning at 10 p.m. daily, the following directions of I-494 will be reduced to a single lane between West Bush Lake Road and Prairie Center Drive:

 

All lanes of I-494 will reopen by 5 a.m. each day following the overnight lane closures.

 

Part of the Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews perform work on the new flyover bridge from westbound I-494 to southbound Highway 169.

 

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.

 

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 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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