Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494

Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul

Traffic impacts

Current

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent. If you live near I-494 you may hear noise as crews work to remove pavement and set barrier throughout the project area.

Lane closures

July 10 through Thu, July 18; 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • Watch for lane closures on WB I-494 between Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110) to west of Dodd Rd.
    • Note: After 9 p.m. I-494 will be reduced to a single lane
Through summer 2019
  • EB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between 7th Ave. and Hwy 61
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between Bailey Rd. and Hwy 61
  • WB I-494 is reduced to three lanes between Hwy 61 and 7th Ave.
  • The right lane of I-494 is closed at the Hwy 52 interchange from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • Concord St. is open to two lanes in each direction between Richmond St. and Villaume Ave., turn lanes remain closed

Ramp closures

Through summer 2019
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • WB I-494 to/from Concord St.
    • EB I-494 to Concord St.
    • Concord St. to EB I-494
    • 5th/7th Ave. to EB I-494
    • Hwy 52 ramps, loops and collector lane to/from WB I-494 are closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

Upcoming

Information about upcoming closures will be provided as details become available.

Lane closures

7 p.m. Fri, July 26 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 29
  • Watch for lane closures on EB I-494 between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)
    • Note: EB I-494 is reduced to a single lane by 9 p.m.
6 p.m. Fri, July 26 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 29
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)

Ramp closures

7 p.m. Fri, July 26 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 29
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • NB I-35E to EB I-494
    • SB I-35E to EB I-494
      • Detour: EB Hwy 62
    • Dodd Rd. to/from EB I-494
    • Hwy 3 to/from EB I-494

About these projects

Summary of work

I-494 project location map

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

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Blaine Ave. to Hardman Ave.
  • I-494 bridge deck over Concord St/Hwy 156
    • Widen and resurface
    • Replace joints
  • Construct auxiliary lane on WB I-494 between Hardman Ave. and west of 7th Ave.
  • Replace or repair I-494 pavement between Hardman Ave. and 5th Ave.
  • Improve drainage and construct ponds
  • Construct noise and retaining walls
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.

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.