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News Release
May 30, 2012




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


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Weekend ramp closure scheduled for I-494/Hwy 169


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on northbound Hwy 169  when the ramp to eastbound I-494  closes at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 2. 


During the closure, motorists should follow the posted detour route:
Northbound Hwy 169 to eastbound Hwy 62 to southbound Hwy 100 to eastbound I-494


The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 4, but may reopen sooner if work in the area is completed.  Motorists can call or visit for updated information.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews install a storm sewer under 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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