Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 17, 2013

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Frontage road closures near I-494 in Bloomington begin  May 20


Crews continue I-494 roadway, bridge and ramp improvements


Roseville, Minn. - Motorists will encounter detours on the frontage roads south of I-494 in Bloomington as the roadways close at 7 p.m. May 20 and 21.    

At 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, Southtown Drive between Penn Avenue South and American Boulevard will close.  

On the same dates and times, Clover Drive between American Boulevard and Lyndale Avenue will close.  

Both frontage roads will re-open by 6 a.m. the following days.

Motorists should follow the posted detours to reach local businesses.

The closures are necessary for crews to resurface the frontage roads. Resurfacing these frontage roads is part of the I-494 Improvement Project.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project I-494 Web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494richfield.

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

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