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News Release
July 24, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
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Roseville, MN 55113


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Westbound I-494 reduced to a single lane overnight July 25


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in Edina, Bloomington and Eden Prairie will encounter lane closures on westbound I-494 between West Bush Lake Road and Prairie Center Drive beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.


One lane of westbound I-494 will close at 7 p.m., and at 10 p.m. westbound I-494 will be reduced to a single lane.


All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday, July 26.


Part of the Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews continue work on the new flyover bridges from westbound I-494 to Highway 169 and restripe the roadway.


The Highway 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 Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, call the Highway 169/I-494 Project hotline at 1-877-563-4768, e-mail or visit


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