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News Release
June 20, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
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Roseville, MN 55113


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Overnight ramp closures at Hwy 169/I-494 rescheduled due to inclement weather


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – – Inclement weather has delayed nightly ramp closures on both northbound Hwy 169 and westbound I-494 in Bloomington and Edina.


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. Previously scheduled to close overnight June 19 and June 21, the ramps will now close at 10 p.m. June 20 and June 21.


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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