Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494 Bridge over Minnesota River

Bloomington, Eagan and Mendota Heights

About this project

I-494 bridge over the Minnesota River between 24th Ave. in Bloomington and Pilot Knob Rd. in Mendota Heights/Eagan project location map

I-494 project location map.

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MnDOT is doing work on the I-494 bridge over the Minnesota River starting in the spring of 2023. This 43-year-old bridge is in need of major repairs to continue to safely transport people and goods between the cities of Bloomington, Eagan, and Mendota Heights. Once construction is completed, travelers using the bridge will enjoy a smoother safer road. The project will also extend the life of the bridge and improve drainage.

Summary of work

  • Repair pavement on I-494
  • Reconstruct the regional trail
  • Replace bridge joints
  • Repair bridge deck, beam ends and railings
  • Reconstruct bearings
  • Replace highway lighting
  • Repair/replace drainage

Traffic impacts


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect weekend, nighttime and directional closures.