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News Release
June 18, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Overnight ramp closures occur at Hwy 169/I-494


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter nightly ramp closures on both northbound Hwy 169 and westbound I- 494 in Bloomington and Edina beginning June 18-20.


The loop ramp from northbound Hwy 169 to westbound I-494, and the ramp from westbound I-494 to northbound Hwy 169, will close nightly for bridge beam placement over the roadway. The ramps will close at 7 p.m. June 18, and at 10 p.m. June 19 and June 20.


Both ramps will reopen at 5 a.m. each day following the closures.


During all closures, access to both northbound Hwy 169 and to westbound I-494 will be available via Hwy 212.


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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