Weekend closure of westbound I-494 in Bloomington/Richfield begins Oct. 4
Roseville, Minn – Motorists traveling in Bloomington/Richfield will encounter a road closure and detour this weekend on westbound Interstate 494 between Cedar Avenue and Interstate 35W as crews resurface the roadway.
At 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, westbound I-494 between Cedar Avenue and I-35W will close. The roadway will re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7. Traffic will be detoured around the closure via Hwy 77 and Hwy 62. The eastbound I-494 lanes will remain open during the closure of the westbound lanes.
This work is part of the I-494 improvement project. The overall project will improve the flow of traffic, improve the road surface for motorists, reduce roadway maintenance needs by replacing guard rails with concrete median barriers and improve future opportunities that match local development goals due to replacement of the Xerxes Avenue Bridge.
For information regarding the roadway improvements and construction schedule, visit the project web site at www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494richfield.
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