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News Release
July 13, 2012



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I-494 improvement project open house occurs July 19


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Anyone interested in learning about the I-494 improvement project in Richfield, Edina and Bloomington is invited to an open house on Thursday, July 19, 2012.


The open house will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Richfield Community Center (Nicollet Room), 7000 Nicollet Avenue, Richfield. Construction schedule information will be available, and project staff will be on hand to answer questions and receive comments. There will be no formal presentation.


The project will reconstruct the Xerxes Avenue Bridge spanning I-494, add a westbound auxiliary lane between Nicollet Avenue and Portland Avenue and between I-35W and Highway 100, resurface I-494 mainline and ramps, reconstruct the median and resurface various frontage roads.


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