Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494

Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul

Traffic impacts

Upcoming

Information about upcoming closures will be provided as details become available. All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Lane closures

7 p.m. Fri, April 10 through 5 a.m. Mon, April 13
  • Watch for alternating lane closures on I-494 between Hwy 55 and Dodd Rd.
    • I-494 may be reduced to a single lane periodically
11:30 p.m. Fri, April 10 through 6 a.m. Sat, April 11
  • NB I-35E is reduced to a single lane between Cliff Rd. and Hwy 62/Old Hwy 110
Mon, April 13 through Mon, June 1
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between Dodd Rd. and Hwy 55

Ramp closures

7 p.m. Fri, April 10 through 8 a.m. Sat, April 11
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • SB I-35E to EB I-494
    • Pilot Knob Rd. to EB I-494
11:30 p.m. Fri, April 10 through Mon, June 1
  • The ramp from NB I-35E to WB I-494 is closed
    • Detour: NB I-35E to Hwy 62/Old Hwy 110 to SB I-35E to WB I-494
7 p.m. Fri, April 10 through Mon, May 11
  • The ramp from WB I-494 to SB I-35E is closed
    • Detour: NB I-35E to Hwy 62/Old Hwy 110 to SB I-35E

About these projects

Summary of work

I-494 project location map

I-494 between the Minnesota River and Hardman Ave. project location map.

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Minnesota River to Hardman Ave.
  • I-494 bridge decks over I-35E
    • Resurface
    • Replace joints
  • Repair I-494 pavement between 3rd Ave. and the east side of the Minnesota River bridge
  • Improve drainage and construct ponds
  • Replace lighting
  • Add turn lane and replace signals at I-494 and Pilot Knob Rd.
I-494 project location map

I-494 between Blaine Ave. and Hardman Ave. project location map.

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Complete: Blaine Ave. to Hardman Ave.
  • I-494 bridge deck over Concord St./Hwy 156
    • Widened and resurfaced
    • Replaced joints
  • Constructed auxiliary lane on WB I-494 between Hardman Ave. and west of 7th Ave.
  • Replaced or repaired I-494 pavement between Hardman Ave. and 5th Ave.
  • Improved drainage and constructed ponds
  • Constructed noise and retaining walls

STEM program

MnDOT recognizes the need to develop a diverse and talented workforce to fulfill our vision of creating a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system for the future. 

MnDOT partnered with other organizations to create an interactive program to integrate bridge architecture, design and engineering into a school curriculum.