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Sept. 27, 2022

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Eastbound I-494 closes near Mendota Heights Sept. 30-Oct. 3

Westbound I-494 will close Oct. 7- 10

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 494 in Mendota Heights will encounter a full closure and detour as crews continue to paint the Highway 55 bridge over the roadway. Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, eastbound I-494 will be closed between Highway 5 and I-35E. Motorists in the area are advised to follow the signed detour using southbound Highway 77 and northbound I-35E or find an alternate route.

All lanes are expected to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday Oct. 3.

When possible, motorists should avoid cutting through neighborhoods and help keep the community safe by using posted detour routes.

These lane and ramp closures are part of a larger project on Highway 55 between Minneapolis and Inver Grove Heights. All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather permitting and subject to change. MnDOT will maintain access to all businesses and residences throughout the project however, you may have to use a different route.

Construction is expected to be complete by October 2022. 

For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit: Hwy 55 Minneapolis to Inver Grove Heights Project (state.mn.us)