Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 16, 2019

Lane shifts and ramp closures begin April 21 on I-494 in Newport, Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling westbound I-494 between Bailey Road and 7th Avenue in South St. Paul should plan for major delays as westbound I-494 is reduced to a single lane and ramps close beginning Sunday, April 21.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21 westbound I-494 will be a single lane between Bailey Road and 7th Avenue as crews begin placing barrier for a traffic switch to complete the I-494 bridge over Concord Street. Once crews complete their traffic shift by 5 a.m. Monday, April 22, westbound I-494 will be reduced to two lanes between Bailey Road and 7th Avenue for approximately 30 days.

In addition, the Maxwell Avenue ramp also will be closed and detoured beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 21 for approximately 30 days. Motorists should follow the signed detour of Bailey Road, eastbound I-494 and Lake Road to access westbound I-494 during the closures.

Motorists should expect delays on adjacent routes due to the lane and ramp closures on westbound I-494. Please plan ahead and know your route.

These traffic shifts and ramp closures are part of a larger project on I-494 where crews will widen, resurface and replace bridge joints on the Concord St/Hwy 156 bridge, construct auxiliary lanes on westbound I-494 between Hardman Ave. to west of 5th Ave., improve drainage and construct noise walls.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/I494invergroveheights.