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News Release
Aug. 14, 2012



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


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Westbound I-494 reduced to a single lane overnight Aug. 14


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists in Edina, Bloomington and Eden Prairie will encounter lane closures on westbound Interstate 494 between East Bush Lake Road and Hwy 169 as the roadway is reduced to a single lane at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.


All lanes of I-494 will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.


Part of the Hwy 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closures are necessary as crews install an anti-icing system under the bridge deck of the new flyover bridge from westbound I-494 to southbound 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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