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Sept. 7, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Lane and ramp closures at Hwy 169/I-494 occur nightly Sept. 8-11
Westbound I-494 reduced to a single lane


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays as overnight ramp and lane closures occur at the Hwy 169/Interstate 494 interchange in Bloomington, Edina and Eden Prairie beginning Saturday, Sept. 8.


The loop ramp from northbound Hwy 169 to westbound I-494 will close at 8 p.m. Sept. 8. During the closure, access from Hwy 169 to westbound I-494 will be available via Hwy 212. 


The loop ramp will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. 


Lane closures in both directions of I-494 between Prairie Center Drive and Hwy 100 will begin at 6 p.m. both Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Then at 10 p.m. each night both left lanes of eastbound I-494 will close and westbound I-494 will be reduced to a single lane.


All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 and by 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10.


Additional lane closures will occur on eastbound I-494 beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.  All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The lane closures are necessary as crews continue painting 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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