Minnesota Department of Transportation

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April 17, 2020

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I-494 ramps at Tamarack Road, I-694 ramp at 10th Street to close April 22

Tamarack Road and 10th Street ramps will remain closed through September 2020

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 and I-694 in the Woodbury and Oakdale area will encounter lane and ramp closures, and detours starting April 22, weather permitting.

The following lane closures will be in place beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 22:

  • Westbound Tamarack Road between Weir Drive and Bielenberg Drive will be reduced to a single lane.
  • Eastbound 10th Street between Highway 120/Century Avenue and Inwood Avenue will be reduced to a single lane.

Also, the following ramps will close to local traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 22:

  • Tamarack Road entrance to southbound I-494
  • Northbound I-494 exit to Tamarack Road
  • 10th Street to northbound I-694

These closures will remain in place through September 2020 and are needed to accommodate the detoured interstate traffic from the I-94/I-494/I-694 Interchange reconstruction project. 

Motorists should follow the posted detours and allow for extra time to reach their destination.

The I-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: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94-494-694/. Follow the project on Twitter @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

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.