Lane and ramp closures continue on the I-494/Wakota Bridge
Closures will occur between Newport and South St. Paul
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will continue to encounter lane and ramp closures on the Interstate 494/Wakota Bridge spanning the Mississippi River as crews continue sealing the bridge deck.
At 10 p.m. Sept. 20, westbound I-494 between Bailey Road and Hardman Avenue will be reduced to two lanes. At the same time, the northbound and southbound ramps from Highway 61 to westbound I-494 will close.
Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour using eastbound I-494, westbound I-94 and westbound I-494.
The closures continue because of unfavorable weather conditions.
In addition, the ramps from Maxwell Avenue and Highway 61 to westbound I-494 are expected to re-open by 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23. As soon as the Maxwell Avenue ramp re-opens, the westbound I-494 ramp to Hardman Avenue is expected to close for several days.
All work and anticipated re-openings are weather permitting.
Motorists should slow down as they approach the work zone and navigate carefully through the area.
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