Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494 Rehabilitation

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Orange barrels on a highway

Schedule

Project schedule

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

Construction schedule

Phase I
Late July 2014- November 2014

  • Reconstruct and widen the shoulders on southbound I-494. Widen the southbound I-494 bridges spanning Schmidt Lake Road, the Canadaian Pacific Rail, and County Road 47
  • Night and weekend lane closures are expected
  • There will not be any lane restrictions during the 2014 and 2015 winter months

Phase II
Spring 2015- November 2015

  • Traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of I-494 while crews reconstruct the northbound side of the interstate
  • Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-494 between Highway 55 and I-94
  • Four lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-494 between Highway 55 and I-394

Phase II
Spring 2016- November 2016

  • Traffic will be shifted to the southbound side of I-494
  • Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-494 between Highway 55 and I-94
  • Four lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-494 between Highway 55 and I-394