Minnesota Department of Transportation

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April 8, 2020

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Several I-494 lane, ramp closures in southeast Twin Cities set for April 10 - June 1

Westbound I-494 ramp to southbound I-35E will remain closed through May 11

ROSEVILLE, Minn. —Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 in Mendota Heights and Eagan should plan for delays as crews will close several lanes and ramps in both directions of I-494 beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10:

  • Westbound I-494 between Dodd Road and Highway 55 will be reduced to two lanes Sunday, April 12 through June 1. Westbound traffic will use the eastbound lanes of I-494, which will be reconfigured to accommodate traffic heading both directions. 
  • Eastbound I-494 entrance ramp from Pilot Knob Road will close at 8 p.m. Friday, April 10 through 8 a.m. Saturday, April 11.
  • Northbound I-35E ramp to westbound I-494 will close Friday, April 10 through June 1. Motorists will be detoured around the closure via northbound I-35E, Highway 62/Old Highway 110 and southbound I-35E to westbound I-494. 
  • Westbound I-494 ramp to southbound I-35E will close at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10 through May 11.

All scheduled reopening dates for the lanes and ramps are weather dependent.

Residents who live near this area of I-494 may hear noise as crews work around the clock in order to set barrier.

The lane and ramp closures are part of a larger project on I-494 to repave the road, update drainage and repair seven bridges on an eight-mile stretch I-494 between the Minnesota River and Third Avenue in South St. Paul.

This is the second year of a two-year project. Motorists can expect several full or partial closures of I-494. Work is scheduled to be completed by fall 2020, weather permitting. 

For more information about this project or to sign up for email updates, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/I494invergroveheights.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Walz’s Stay at Home executive order and will continue. We are working to be as flexible as possible with scheduling during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward in a timely manner. Following guidance from state health officials and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices while working.

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