Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 29, 2016

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Northbound I-494 ramps at Highway 55 in Plymouth closing July 5 – early August

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The northbound Interstate 494 ramps to and from Highway 55 in Plymouth will close July 5 at 12:01 a.m., weather permitting. The ramps will remain closed through early August, weather permitting.

Motorists intending to access northbound I-494 from Highway 55 will be detoured to southbound I-494, eastbound I-394 and northbound I-494. Those intending to exit northbound I-494 at Highway 55 will be detoured to northbound I-494, westbound Rockford Road and southbound I-494.

The closures are needed while crews reconstruct both ramps.

The northbound I-494 ramps at Rockford Road will reopen prior to the closing of the northbound I-494 ramps at Highway 55.

Work this year is part of a two-year construction project on I-494 that includes:

  • Repairing pavement on northbound I-494 between I-394 and I-694/94.
  • Adding a third lane on northbound I-494 between Highway 55 and I-94/694.
  • Building noise walls along the interstate.
  • Replacing I-494 bridges over County Road 47 and Schmidt Lake Road
  • Reconstructing the East Fish Lake Road bridge deck over I-494.
  • Repairing several I-494 ramps

For more information about the project or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494plymouth/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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