Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 19, 2016

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Interstate 494 will have reduced lanes from I-94/694 to I-394 Oct. 21-24

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will see reduced lanes this weekend on Interstate 494 from I-94/I-694 to I-394.

All lanes of southbound I-494 will close from I-94/I-694 in Maple Grove to I-394 in Wayzata.

All ramps to southbound I-494 will be closed.

The northbound side of I-494 will be reduced to a single lane from Highway 55 to I-394.

The closures will take place from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, while crews paint bridges and work on the road.

The work is part of a three-year construction project on I-494 that includes:

  • Repair and reconstruct the concrete pavement on I-494 between I-394 and the I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange (Fish Lake Interchange)
  • Maintenance repairs on I-494 ramps
  • Replace I-494 bridges
  • Reconstruct East Fish Lake Road bridge deck over I-494
  • Install a third lane between Highway 55 and East Fish Lake Rd
  • Construct storm water ponds and noise barriers
  • Work is scheduled for completion in November 2016, weather permitting.

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494plymouth/.

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