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News Release
Sept. 24, 2012



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


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Ramp closures at Highway 169/I-494 occur nightly Sept. 24-29

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays as nightly ramp closures occur at the Highway 169/Interstate 494 interchange in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie Sept. 24-29.


The loop ramp from northbound Highway 169 to westbound I-494 will close nightly at 10 p.m. During the closure, access from Highway 169 to westbound I-494 will be available via Highway 212. 


The closures are necessary as crews continue painting the new flyover bridge from westbound I-494 to northbound Highway 169. The loop ramp will reopen at 5 a.m. each day following the closures.


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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