Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 3, 2013

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Weekend closure of I-494 in Bloomington/Richfield canceled

A forecast of rain will delay the closure for seven days

Roseville, Minn – The weekend closure of westbound Interstate 494 between Cedar Avenue and Interstate 35W in Bloomington and Richfield beginning Oct. 4, has been canceled because of rain.

Weather permitting; the road closure is rescheduled for Oct. 11. The closure is necessary for crews to resurface the roadway.

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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