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News Release
August 30, 2012



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


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Northbound Hwy 169 daytime lane closure occurs Aug. 31


ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists in Bloomington will experience delays as a lane closure on northbound Highway 169 between Anderson Lakes Parkway and Interstate 494 begins at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug 31.


The lane will reopen by noon the same day.


Part of the Highway 169/I-494 interchange reconstruction project, the closure is necessary as crews repair a guardrail alongside the freeway.


No lane closures at the interchange will occur over the Labor Day holiday weekend.


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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