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News Release
June 5, 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 delays and a detour on northbound Hwy 169 in Bloomington and Edina  when the loop to westbound Interstate 494  closes at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7.


The loop will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday, June 8. 


Additionally, beginning on Monday, June 11 the loop will close nightly at 10 p.m. The nightly closures will continue through the evening of Thursday, June 14.


The loop will reopen at 5 a.m. each morning following the closures.


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


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews place bridge beams above the roadway for the bridge ramp from westbound I-494 to northbound 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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