We recognize that construction projects impact your business. We want the south I-494 business community to be engaged and stay informed throughout the project. During the current design and environmental documentation stage, targeted outreach will be conducted to further understand the needs of the business community along the corridor and how the design of I-494 will impact access to these businesses. When the project enters the construction stage, this page will provide businesses with all the necessary information to keep their employees and customers updated. Please check back often for the most up-to-date information.
Tools for businesses during construction
The following are tools to assist you as you communicate with your customers, employees, suppliers and vendors. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact us.
Email for project updates
A great way to stay connected to all happenings within the project is through our weekly emailed project updates. If you are not already signed up to receive these important updates, sign up here.
Embed this linkable image onto your website or Intranet for employees and customers seeking information about a construction project:
We recommend inserting the above image in your Home, About or Contact Us page, then embedding the link to the I-494: Airport to Highway 169 Project Page within the image. The link to that page is: http://www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494-airport-hwy169/. If you require more detailed instructions about how to set up the image, please contact us.
We developed our Business Guidebook (PDF) to help you navigate the construction season. Inside you will find tips collected from MnDOT and examples from other businesses. Download your copy today and learn how to survive a community construction project.
Free Commute Resources for Your Employees
Help your employees explore carpool, transit, telework and bicycle commuting with Commuter Services free resources. They also assist businesses with enrollment in discounted transit pass programs and preferential carpool parking management. Contact Kate Meredith, Director of Outreach, at email@example.com or 612-750-4494 or visit the website at 494corridor.org.