Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 2, 2016

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Two ramps at I-494/I-394 interchange in Minnetonka closing Aug. 5-8

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling near the Interstate 494/Interstate 394 interchange in Minnetonka will not be able to access two additional ramps at the interchange beginning Aug. 5 through Aug. 8, weather permitting.

Eastbound I-394 to northbound I-494 will close Aug. 5 at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Aug. 8, weather permitting.

Motorists intending to access northbound I-494 from eastbound I-394 will be detoured to southbound I-494, eastbound Highway 7 and northbound I-494.

Southbound I-494 to eastbound I-394 also will close Aug. 5 at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Aug. 8, weather permitting.

Motorists intending to access eastbound I-394 from southbound I-494 will be detoured to eastbound Minnetonka Boulevard, northbound I-494 and eastbound I-394.

The closures are needed for concrete pavement and ponding repairs, and bridge joint installation. For a complete list of current closures on I-494, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494plymouth/.

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 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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