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 beginning in early July as crews work to remove pavement and set barrier throughout the project area.

Lane closures

Wed, 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
June 17 through early August
  • EB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between 7th Ave. and Hwy 61
May 14 through late summer 2019
  • 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.
March 16 through summer 2019
  • Concord St. is open to two lanes in each direction between Richmond St. and Villaume Ave., turn lanes remain closed.

Ramp closures

8 p.m. Wed, July 10 through mid-August
  • Ramp from EB I-494 to Concord St. is closed
June 16 through mid-August
  • The ramp from Concord St. to EB I-494 is closed
  • The ramp from 5th/7th Ave. to EB I-494 is closed
Aug. 7, 2018 through summer 2019
  • WB I-494 to/from Concord St. is closed

Upcoming

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

Lane closures

Mon, July 15 through mid-August; 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • The right lane of I-494 is closed at the Hwy 52 interchange
9 p.m. Fri, July 19 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 22
  • EB I-494 is reduced to a single lane between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)
9 p.m. Fri, July 26 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 29
  • EB I-494 is reduced to a single lane between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between I-35E and Hwy 62 (Old Hwy 110)

Ramp closures

Mon, July 15 through mid-August; 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • Hwy 52 ramps, loops and collector lane to/from WB I-494 are closed
7 p.m. Fri, July 19 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 22
  • 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
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.