Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 28, 2020

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Several I-494 lane, ramp closures in southeast Twin Cities set for April 29-May 4

Eastbound I-494 ramps to and from Hwy 52 will be closed May 1-4

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Interstate 494 between South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights should plan for delays as crews will close several lanes and ramps in both directions of I-494 beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 29:

  • Westbound I-494 between Concord Street and Highway 52 will be reduced to a single lane daily 9 a.m. through 5 a.m. daily, April 29-May 1.  
  • Seventh Avenue ramp to westbound I-494 will close daily from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m., April 29-May 1.
  • Concord Street ramp to westbound I-494 will close from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m., April 29-30
  • Eastbound I-494 ramps to and from Highway 52 will close from 6 p.m. Friday, May 1 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 4.

The following closed lanes and ramps will remain closed:

  • Westbound I-494 between Dodd Road and Highway 55 is reduced to two lanes through June 1.
  • Northbound I-35E ramp to westbound I-494 is closed Friday, through June 1. 
  • Westbound I-494 ramp to southbound I-35E is closed 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, remove pavement and repave the road.

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.