Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Metro Wide Pond Restoration

Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties

Traffic impacts

metro wide pond restoration project map
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The dates for future traffic impacts are tentative, and may change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Lane closures

  • Outside lane of the SB Ramp from East River Rd NW to SB Hwy 610 will close
  • The right turn lane from SB Hwy 169 to West Old Shakopee Rd will close
  • The right lane on EB West Old Shakopee Rd at Hwy 169 will close

Ramp closures

  • WB Hwy 7 to SB I-494 loop will close
  • From EB Hwy 7 to SB Hwy 169 will close
  • WB Hwy 7 to SB Hwy 169 loop will close
  • From SB Hwy 169 to Minnetonka Blvd will close
  • From West Old Shakopee Rd to NB Hwy 169 will close
  • From NB Hwy 61 to Bailey Rd will close
  • From WB 70th St. S to NB Hwy 61 will close

Shoulder closures

  • The right shoulder on the ramp from NB I-35E to EB I-494 will close
  • The right shoulder on NB Hwy 61 at I-494 will close

About this project

Summary of work

  • Pond restoration and drainage improvement on several ponds near highway ramps in the Metro area

What is pond restoration?

Pond restoration and drainage improvement involves removing excess sediment in the ponds near highway ramps, with some additional pipe cleaning, and replacement of some drainage structures.