Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 3, 2013

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Ramp closures to I-494 in Bloomington begin July 5

Freeway ramps will re-open mid-August

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will encounter two ramp closures to eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington as crews close the ramps to work in the center lanes and median of the freeway. 

Beginning Friday, July 5, crews will close the Penn Avenue and the I-35W ramp to eastbound I-494. The closures are necessary as crews work in the center lanes and median of the freeway between France Avenue and Lyndale Avenue. The ramps will re-open by mid-August.

Additionally, the France Avenue ramp to eastbound I-494 is scheduled to open on July 3.

For more information, or to sign up for project email updates, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494and35wrichfield/.

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

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