Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

August 3, 2016

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Northbound I-494 ramps at Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove closing Aug. 8 – mid-September

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The northbound Interstate 494 ramps to and from Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove will close Aug. 8 at 12:01 a.m., weather permitting. The ramps will remain closed through mid-September, weather permitting.

Motorists intending to access northbound I-494 from Bass Lake Road will be detoured to Bass Lake Road, southbound I-494, Rockford Road to northbound I-494. Those intending to exit northbound I-494 at Bass Lake Road will be detoured to northbound I-494, eastbound Rockford Road, northbound Northwest Boulevard to Bass Lake Road.

The closures are needed while crews reconstruct both ramps.

Work this year is part of a two-year construction project on I-494 that includes:

  • Repairing pavement on northbound I-494 between I-394 and I-694/94.
  • Adding a third lane on northbound I-494 between Highway 55 and I-94/694.
  • Building noise walls along the interstate.
  • Replacing I-494 bridges over County Road 47 and Schmidt Lake Road
  • Reconstructing the East Fish Lake Road bridge deck over I-494.
  • Repairing several I-494 ramps

For more information about the project or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i494plymouth/.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

To learn more about funding Minnesota’s transportation system, visit Get Connected at www.dot.state.mn.us/getconnected.