Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-494/Wakota Bridge

Newport and South St. Paul

Traffic impacts

I-494/Wakota Bridge between Newport in Washington County and South St. Paul in Dakota County project area map.

I-494 Wakota Bridge project area map
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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be provided as details become available. Motorists can expect lane and ramp closures and major delays during peak travel periods.

Lane closures

Tue, July 5 through Thu, July 28
  • WB I-494 is reduced to two lanes between Maxwell Ave. in Newport and Hardman Ave. in South St. Paul

Ramp closures

Tue, July 5 through Fri, July 15
  • The ramp from WB I-494 to Hardman Ave. is closed
    • Detour: Exit at Concord St.
Tue, July 5 through Thu, July 28
  • The ramp from Maxwell Ave. to WB I-494 is closed
    • Detour: Maxwell Ave., Glen Rd., NB Hwy 61 to WB I-494

Trail closures

Wed, July 6 through Thu, July 7
  • The WB I-494 trail on the Wakota Bridge is closed

About this project

Crews are resurfacing the I-494/Wakota bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Washington and Dakota counties.

Summary of work

  • Resurface bridge