Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Traffic impacts

I-494 Plymouth project map
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Lane closures

  • Off-peak lane closures on northbound and southbound I-494 between I-394 and I-94/694 through late November.

Winter 2015-16

  • Southbound I-494 between I-94/694 and I-394 will be three lanes. The new third lane on southbound I-494 between East Fish Lake Road and Hwy 55 will be open.
  • Northbound I-494 between I-394 and Hwy 55 will be open to three lanes.
  • Northbound I-494 between Hwy 55 and East Fish Lake Road will be open to two lanes, as the third lane will be constructed during the 2016 construction season.

Spring 2016

  • Specific dates for closures will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Repair and reconstruct the concrete pavement on I-494 between I-394 and the I-94/494/694 interchange (Fish Lake Interchange).
  • Maintenance repairs on I-494 ramps
    • Ramps to and from I-94 and I-694
    • Bass Lake Road
    • Rockford Road
    • Hwy 55
    • County Road 6
    • Carlson Parkway
    • Cheshire lane
  • Replace I-494 bridges
    • County Road 47
    • Schmidt Lake Road
    • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • Reconstruct East Fish Lake Road bridge deck over I-494
  • Install a third lane between Hwy 55 and East Fish Lake Road
  • Construct storm water ponds and noise barriers.

Project schedule

  • August 2013: Geometric layout
  • January 2014: Environmental documentation
  • February 2014: Final plans and specifications
  • June 2014: Project letting for temporary widening of bridges
  • July 2014 - November 2016: Project construction

Average daily traffic

  • 95,000 vehicles (2005)
  • 132,800 vehicles (2030 estimate if project occurs)


  • $86 million