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Aug. 15, 2012

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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 Hwy169-I494@rranow.com or visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/169/.

 

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

 

 

 

 

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