Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 8, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Updated informationOff-peak lane closures scheduled on I-494 until Oct.10

Xcel Energy crews need two additional days to complete repairs

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter lane closures on Interstate 494 in Newport as Xcel Energy crews continue crossing power lines at the roadway.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, both directions of I-494 between Carver Road and Bailey Road will be reduced to two lanes. The lanes will re-open daily by 2 p.m.

Xcel Energy expects to complete the work by 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14.

Motorists should prepare to slow down in work zone areas. 

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones