Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 24, 2019

Eastbound I-494 near Mendota Heights/Eagan will be a single lane July 26-29

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 near Mendota Heights, Eagan and Inver Grove Heights should plan for major delays this weekend as both directions of I-494 will have lane closures beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, weather permitting.

The left lane of westbound I-494 between Hwy 62 (Old Highway 110) and I-35E will close beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, July 26 as crews set up the movable barrier in order to pave eastbound I-494.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, July 26, the following ramps between I-35E and Hwy 62 will close:

  • Northbound I-35E to eastbound I-494
  • Southbound I-35E to EB I-494
  • Dodd Road to and from eastbound I-494
  • Highway 3 to and from eastbound I-494

Then by 9 p.m. Friday, July 26 eastbound I-494 will be reduced to a single lane between I-35E and Highway 62 as crews resurface the road.

All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, July 29.

Note: Residents that live near I-494 in this area may hear noise as crews work around the clock to remove pavement, set barrier and pave the road.

The lane and ramp closures are the first of several closures as part of a larger project on I-494 to repave the road, update drainage and repair seven bridges on an eight mile stretch of I-494 between the Minnesota River and 3rd Avenue in South St. Paul.

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/I494invergroveheights.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.