Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494: Airport to Highway 169

Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, Eden Prairie in Hennepin County

Environmental Assessment

I-494 Airport to Highway 169 project location map

I-494 Airport to Hwy 169 project location map.

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An Environmental Assessment is a long process that evaluates the potential impacts of a project on the local community and natural environment.

An Environmental Assessment for the I-494 project, between the MSP Airport to Hwy 169, was available for public review and comment. The social, economic, and environmental impacts were analyzed and evaluated for the entire length of the I-494 corridor, and then separately for the improvements included in the first construction project that is scheduled to begin construction in 2023.

Public comment period

The public comment period has closed. MnDOT is no longer taking comments on the I-494 Environmental Assessment. MnDOT is currently reviewing all of the comments for inclusion in a Findings of Fact and Conclusion document.