Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494

Edina, Bloomington and Richfield

This webpage is not updated over the weekend/overnight. For up-to-date information on traffic impacts, visit 511mn.org.

Traffic impacts

I-494 between East Bush Lake Road in Edina and 12th Avenue North in Richfield project location map

I-494 Edina to Richfield project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent. Local access to all businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction.

Current

Road closures

Mon, May 20 through mid-September
  • 79th St./Southtown Dr. is closed in both directions between Xerxes Ave. and Penn Ave.
5 a.m. Tue, May 14 through mid-August
  • 78th St./Normandale Rd. is closed between Viking Dr. and Computer Ave.
    • Detour: Viking Dr. to Computer Ave.
Mon, April 29 through October
  • 78th St. (south of I-494) is closed in both directions between Portland Ave. and Chicago Ave. Access to 78th St. from Portland Ave. is permanently closed.
5 a.m. Wed, April 10 through mid-September
  • American Blvd. is closed to through traffic in both directions between Hwy 100 and France Ave.

Lane closures

March through late summer; 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly
  • Expect intermittent lane closures on I-494 in both directions between E. Bush Lake Rd. and 12th Ave. N.
  • Short term lane closures on I-35W in both directions between 82nd St. and 76th St.

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Mon, May 20 through mid-November
10 p.m. Wed, May 8 through Mon, June 10

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect several weekend, nighttime, and directional closures along I-494 and I-35W. Ramps and loops will be closed at various times for construction. There will also be lane and road closures on local roadways near I-494.

Road closures

5 a.m. Tue, May 28 through September
  • 78th St. (north of I-494) is closed in both directions between Chicago Ave. and 12th Ave.
10 p.m. Fri, June 7 through 5 a.m. Sat, June 8
  • NB I-35W is closed between I-494 and 76th St.
10 p.m. Fri, June 14 through 6 a.m. Mon, June 17
  • SB I-35W is closed between Hwy 62 and 82nd St.
  • NB I-35W is closed between I-494 and 76th St.
  • EB I-494 is closed between Hwy 100 and I-35W

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Wed, May 29 through Mon, June 10
10 p.m. Fri, June 7 through 5 a.m. Sat, June 8
Mon, June 10 through mid-November
Mon, June 10 through early AugustĀ 
Mon, June 10 through mid-September
10 p.m. Fri, June 14 through 6 a.m. Mon, June 17
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • SB I-35W to EB I-494
      • Detour: SB I-35W to EB Hwy 62 to SB Hwy 77 to EB I-494
    • EB I-494 to NB I-35W
      • Detour: EB I-494 to NB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W
    • EB I-494 to SB I-35W
      • Detour: EB I-494 to NB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to SB Hwy 77 to EB I-494
    • NB I-35W to WB I-494
      • Detour: NB I-35W to EB I-494 to NB Hwy 77 to WB I-494
    • 82nd St. to NB I-35W
  • The following ramps along EB I-494 between Hwy 100 and I-35W are closed:
    • NB Hwy 100 to EB I-494
    • SB Hwy 100 to EB I-494
    • EB I-494 to France Ave.
    • EB I-494 to Penn Ave.
  • The following ramps along SB I-35W between Hwy 62 and 76th St. are closed:
    • EB Hwy 62 to SB I-35W
      • Detour: EB Hwy 62 to SB Hwy 77 to SB I-35E to SB I-35W
    • SB Lyndale Ave./Hwy 121 to SB I-35W
    • SB I-35W to 66th St.
    • EB 66th St. to SB I-35W
    • SB I-35W to WB I-494
    • SB I-35W to 76th St.
10 p.m. Fri, June 14 through late July

About this project

We are constructing E-ZPass lanes on I-494 from Hwy 100 to I-35W in each direction and adding a new ramp at the I-35W and I-494 interchange. We are also replacing the bridges crossing over I-494 at Portland Ave., Nicollet Ave., and 12th Ave., and adding a new pedestrian bridge at Chicago Ave. that crosses over I-494 to provide an additional pedestrian and bicycle connection across I-494.

When work is completed, the E-ZPass lanes and the new ramp at the I-35W and I-494 interchange will address congestion on the interstate. The new bridges at Portland, Nicollet, and 12th Ave. will accommodate future traffic levels, provide wider, accessible sidewalks, new bike lanes, and upgrades to some transit stations. We will be removing access to I-494 from Nicollet Ave. and 12th Ave., but will provide full access to I-494 from Portland Ave.

This is the first of four construction projects that are part of the I-494: Airport to Hwy 169 vision.

Summary of work

  • Add EZ-Pass lane on I-494 in both directions from Hwy 100 to I-35W
  • Modify interchanges along I-494 at Penn Ave., I-35W, Nicollet Ave., Portland Ave., and 12th Ave. and at I-35W/82nd St.
  • Reconstruct and repair pavement on I-494 and local roads
  • Reconfigure I-35W/I-494 interchange
  • Replace bridges at Nicollet Ave., Portland Ave., 12th Ave., and I-494 over I-35W
  • Repair bridges at France Ave. and Penn Ave.
  • Construct new pedestrian bridge near Chicago Ave. over I-494
  • Construct noise and retaining walls
  • Relocate or adjust multiple public and private utilities
  • Connect walking path and concrete bike path along Portland Ave.
  • Replace lighting, signage, and dynamic message boards
  • Improve ramps, sidewalks, and signals at multiple intersections