Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494

Plymouth

Traffic impacts

I-494 Plymouth project map
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In addition to the traffic impacts listed below the I-94 project in Maple Grove and the Hwy 12 project in Wayzata may affect your drive.

Current

Lane closures:

  • I-494 between Hwy 55 and I-394 will have two lanes of traffic in each direction through fall 2015.
  • I-494 between I-94/694 and Hwy 55 will have three lanes of traffic; two lanes in one direction and one lane in the opposite direction through fall 2015.
Weekday traffic (Monday through Friday)
  • During A.M. peak hours, there will be two lanes of traffic going southbound and one lane going northbound.
  • During P.M. peak hours, there will be two lanes of traffic going northbound and one lane going southbound.
Weekend traffic (Saturday through Sunday)
  • There will be two lanes of traffic going northbound and one lane going southbound through late Saturday afternoon.
  • Beginning late Saturday afternoon, there will be two lanes of traffic going southbound and one lane going northbound.

Ramp closures

  • Carlson Parkway to southbound I-494 closed.
    Detour: Carlson Parkway, eastbound I-394, and I-494.
  • Carlson Parkway to northbound I-494 closed.
    Detour: Xenium/ Plymouth Road, County Road 6, I-394, and northbound I-494.
  • Westbound I-394 to southbound I-494 closed.
    Detour: westbound I-394, Carlson Parkway, eastbound I-394 and southbound I-494.
  • Eastbound I-394 to northbound I-494 closed.
    Detour: Eastbound I-394, Hwy 169, westbound I-394, and northbound I-494.
  • Southbound I-494 to westbound Hwy 12 closed.
    Detour: southbound I-494, Hwy 7, northbound I-494 and westbound Hwy 12.
  • Southbound I-494 to Carlson Parkway closed.
    Detour: southbound I-494, eastbound I-394, northbound Plymouth Road, and Carlson Parkway.

June 5 at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. June 8

Road closures

  • Southbound I-494 between I-694/94 in Maple Grove and I--394 in Minnetonka closes over the weekend.

    Detour: eastbound I-694/94, southbound Hwy 169 and westbound I-394.

    Westbound I-394 ramp to southbound I-494 will temporary reopen to accommodate the detour.

Ramp closures

  • Westbound I-394 ramp to southbound I-494 will temporary close for the weekend.

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 I-494 bridges
    • 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