Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 13, 2013

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Short-term lane and ramp closures scheduled Sept. 13 on the I-494 Wakota Bridge

Ramp from Maxwell Avenue to westbound I-494 closing Sept. 15

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will experience lane and ramp closures on the Interstate 494 Wakota Bridge spanning the Mississippi River as crews begin a project to seal the bridge deck.

At 7 p.m., Sept. 13, westbound I-494 between Bailey Road in Newport and Hardman Avenue in South St. Paul will be reduced to two lanes.

All lanes will re-open by 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, weather permitting.

In addition, the ramp from Maxwell Avenue to westbound I-494 will close at 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 15 and reopen by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zone and navigate carefully through the area.

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

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones