Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 23, 2019

I-94/I-494/I-694 interchange closures and traffic changes in Washington County continue May 31

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists in the Woodbury and Oakdale area will encounter several traffic changes and detours this weekend as crews continue working on the I-94/I-494/I-694 Interchange reconstruction project.

Some of the following closures will be short-term and only last through the weekend, other closures will be long-term and extend through September.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, May 31 all four loop ramps of the I-94/494/694 interchange will close. Motorists who normally use any of the closed loop ramps will still be able to reach their desired destination by following the posted detours to the Tamarack Road and 10th Street interchanges. Detour maps for each loop ramp are posted on the project website at mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94-494-694.

In addition, beginning at 8 p.m., on Friday, May 31, southbound I-694 at the interchange will close. Motorists will be directed to use the posted detour of westbound I-94, southbound Hwy 52 to I-494.  

Beginning at 9 p.m., Friday, May 31, both directions of I-94 at the interchange will also close. Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured to northbound I-694, southbound I-35E, to I-94. Eastbound I-94 traffic will follow the posted detour to the Tamarack Road Interchange.

These closures are needed so crews can shift the existing southbound I-694 bridge over I-94 towards the center median and use it as a temporary bridge for traffic during the two year project.

By 5 a.m., Monday, June 3, all lane and ramp closures listed above will reopen except the following ramps:

  • Westbound I-94 to southbound I-494 loop
  • Southbound I-694 to eastbound I-94 loop

These ramps will remain closed through September 2019.

The Interstate 94/I-494/I-694 interchange and bridge reconstruction project is being done to provide a smoother, safer, long-lasting road with updated bridges and some mobility improvements. Performing periodic pavement repairs at the appropriate times can greatly increase a road’s lifespan. The project helps ensure MnDOT’s transportation system will continue to serve the state for many years. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2020.

For more information about the project, visit the project website and follow the project on Twitter @mndot for daily traffic updates.

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