Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 10, 2020

I-494 near Mendota Heights closing Aug. 14-17

Eastbound Hwy 5 reopening, westbound Hwy 5 closing Aug. 14

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling near the Around the Airport project will see some traffic changes starting Friday, Aug. 14.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, eastbound Interstate 494 will close between Highway 5 in Bloomington and I-35E in Mendota Heights. The eastbound I-494 ramp to and from Pilot Knob Road also will close at 7 p.m. Eastbound I-494 is expected to open by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17. 

Traffic will be detoured around the closure via southbound Highway 77/Cedar Avenue and northbound I-35E.

Hwy 5

Eastbound Highway 5 between I-494 and Highway 55/62, which has been closed since April, will reopen Aug. 14. Westbound Highway 5 between Highway 55/62 and I-494 will close after crews reopen the eastbound lanes.

Westbound Highway 5 motorists who wish to access Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will follow the signed detour using westbound Highway 55/62 to southbound Highway 77 to eastbound Highway 5.

The Around the Airport project is making improvements to I-494 and Highway 5 near the airport. During the closures, motorists should plan ahead and give themselves additional time to reach their destinations.

For more information about work on I-494, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/I494invergroveheights. For more information about Around the Airport project, visit aroundtheairport.com.

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

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