Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494 Improvement

Edina, Bloomington, Richfield

Project complete

I-494 Ramp Closures
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Both directions of I-494, between MN 77 (Minneapolis) and I-35W (Bloomington) have a width limit of  11'0" until Oct. 11, 2015.

Motorists may still see crews making final roadway repairs and striping.

Summary of work

  • Reconstructed Xerxes Avenue Bridge spanning I-494
  • Added a westbound auxiliary lane between Nicollet Ave and Portland Ave and between I-35W and Hwy 100
  • Resurfaced I-494 and ramps between 34th Ave and Hwy 100
  • Resurfaced frontage roads
  • Reconstructed median
  • Utilized¬†movable barrier¬†(PDF, 389 KB) for maximum efficiency when setting up and removing lane closures during non-rush hours


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Bobbie Dahlke
Public Affairs Metro District

Scott Pedersen
Project Manager