Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 30, 2019

Multiple I-494 lane, ramp closures in southeast Twin Cities set for Aug. 2-5

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 in Mendota Heights, Eagan and Inver Grove Heights should plan for major delays for the second weekend as both directions of I-494 will have lane and ramp closures beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, weather permitting.

The left lane of westbound I-494 between Hwy 62/Old Hwy 110 and I-35E will close beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 as crews set up the movable barrier in order to pave eastbound I-494.

Several ramps between I-35E and Highway 62 will close beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, including:

  • Northbound I-35E to eastbound I-494
  • Southbound I-35E to eastbound I-494
  • Dodd Road to and from eastbound I-494
  • Hwy 3 to and from eastbound I-494

Crews will then reduce eastbound I-494 to a single lane between I-35E and Hwy 62 by 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2.

All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5.

The closure is needed as crews resurface the road.

Residents who live near this area of I-494 may hear noise as crews work around the clock to remove pavement, set barrier and pave the road.

The lane and ramp closures are the first of several closures as part of a larger project on I-494 to repave the road, update drainage and repair seven bridges on an eight mile stretch of I-494 between the Minnesota River and Third Avenue in South St. Paul.

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

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