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News Release
May 8, 2012




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


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I-494 overnight lane closures occur May 9


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays on I-494 between Prairie Center Drive in Eden Prairie and West Bush Lake Road in Bloomington as both directions of I-494 are reduced to a single lane beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.


An earlier lane closure that evening will also occur on westbound I-494 beginning at 7 p.m. in the same location.


All lanes of I-494 will reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, May 10.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closure is necessary as crews pour the deck on the new bridge from westbound I-494 bridge to southbound Hwy 169.


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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