Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 1, 2013

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Westbound I-394 ramp to northbound I-494 closure scheduled for Oct. 14


Ramp will be closed for five days

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists on Interstate 394 in Minnetonka/Plymouth will encounter a ramp closure to northbound I-494 next week as crews reconfigure the ramp and continue constructing an auxiliary lane on the busy interstate.

Prior to the morning peak hours on Monday, Oct. 14, the ramp on westbound I-394 to northbound 494 will close. The ramp will re-open by Saturday, Oct. 19.

During the ramp closure, motorists are advised to follow the I-494 loops to access northbound I-494: westbound I-394 loop to southbound I-494, loop to eastbound I-394, and loop to northbound I-494.

The closure is part of a roadway project that will improve the flow of traffic on westbound I-394 by removing the weaving from through lanes and providing better access to I-494. The improvements include reconfiguring the exit ramps to northbound I-494 and southbound I-494 from one exit to two exits, extending the westbound auxiliary lane through the Plymouth Road interchange, resurfacing the roadway, and upgrading the roadway drainage system and striping the road. The project will be complete by late October.

To sign up for the project’s e-mail updates or for more information, visit the project’s website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i394andi494.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org.

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