Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 3, 2019

I-94 road closure scheduled for East Twin Cities Metro April 12-15

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists on eastbound Interstate 94 in Washington County will encounter a road closure as crews begin bridge work at the Interstate 94/494/694 Interchange.  Beginning at 8:00 pm, Friday, April 12, eastbound I-94 at the I-94/494/694 interchange will close to all traffic. Westbound I-94 will remain open.  In addition, the southbound I-694 to eastbound I-94 loop ramp and the eastbound I-94 to northbound I-694 loop ramp will also close.  Motorists will be directed to follow the posted detour of southbound I-494 to the Tamarack exit, then back onto northbound I-494.

In addition, by 7 p.m. on that same evening, Friday, April 12, both directions of Tamarack Road between Weir Drive and Bielenberg Drive and the I-494 Tamarack Interchange will be closed and detoured to the Valley Creek Road Interchange to accommodate the eastbound I-94 detour.

All lanes and ramps will reopen by 5:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, weather permitting.

The Interstate 94/I-494/I-694 interchange and bridge reconstruction project is being done to provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with updated bridges and some mobility improvements. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

For more information about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94-494-694. Follow the project on Twitter @mndot for daily traffic updates.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.