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News Release
Aug. 15, 2012



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


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Ramp closure at Hwy 169/I-494 occurs Aug. 15


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays and a detour on northbound Hwy 169 in Bloomington and Edina  when the loop ramp to westbound I-494  closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.


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


The loop ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. 


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 Interchange Reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews pour the bridge deck for the 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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