Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494 Rehabilitation

Plymouth

Traffic impacts

I-494 Plymouth project map
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Currently

Night and weekend lane shifts on I-494 are expected through November 2014. Crews are removing the guardrails to reconstruct the road shoulders. (Lane restrictions are not expected during 2014 and 2015 winter months.)

Spring 2015- November 2015

  • Construction on the southbound side of I-494
  • Temporary¬†closures of ramps along I-494 between I-394 and I-694/94
  • I-494 between Hwy 55 and I-394 will be open to two-lanes of traffic in each direction, on the northbound side of I-494.
  • I-494 between Hwy 55 and I-694/94 will be open to three lanes of traffic; two southbound lanes during peak a.m. hours, one northbound lane; and, two lanes of northbound traffic during the peak p.m. hours and one southbound lane.

Spring 2016- November 2016

  • Traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of I-494
  • Construction on the northbound side of I-494, traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of the road.
  • Temporary¬†closures of interstate ramps at Schmidt Lake Road and County Road 47.
  • I-494 between Hwy 55 and I-394 will be open to two-lanes of traffic in each direction, on the southbound side of I-494.
  • I-494 between Hwy 55 and I-694/94 will be open to three lanes of traffic; two southbound lanes during peak a.m. hours, one northbound lane; and, two lanes of northbound traffic during the peak hours and one southbound lanes.

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
    • East Fish Lake Road
    • Bass Lake Road
    • Rockford Road
    • Hwy 55
    • County Road 6
    • Carlson Parkway
    • Cheshire lane
  • Replace bridges spanning I-494
    • County Road 47
    • Schmidt Lake Road
    • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • 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)

Cost

  • $86 million