Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 6, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Overnight lane closures on I-494 start tonight


Freeway ramps also closing

Roseville, MN – During the evenings this week, motorists may experience delays as lane closures take place on both directions of I-494 between Hwy 100 and Xerxes and between 12th Avenue and 34th Avenue.

At 10 p.m. May 6 through May 10, both directions of I-494 will be reduced to a single lane between Hwy 100 and Xerxes Avenue. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. daily through May 10, and by 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. 

At 10 p.m. Monday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 8, westbound I-494 between 12th Avenue South and Portland Avenue will be reduced to a single lane. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. the following day.

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, and Thursday, May 9 eastbound I-494 between Portland Avenue and 12 Avenue South will be reduced to a single lane. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. the following day. 

At 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, the ramp from eastbound I-494 to southbound Hwy 77 will be closed. The ramp will re-open by 6 a.m. the following day.

Additionally, at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, the ramp from 24th Avenue to eastbound I-494 will be closed. All ramps will re-open by 6 a.m. the following days.

At 7 p.m. May 7, eastbound I-494 between 24th Avenue and 34th Avenue will be reduced to two lanes. All lanes will re-open by 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 8. 

The closures are necessary as crews work in the center lanes and medians, and resurface ramps.

For more information, or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project 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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