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Southbound I-494 Closures, Detours Scheduled for Sept. 25 - 28

Sep 23, 2015 09:16PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

(Provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation)


Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, southbound I-494 between I-694 and I-94 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka will encounter a detour (weather permitting).

"Southbound I-494 between I-694/94 in Maple Grove and I-394 in Minnetonka will be closed. This includes all southbound I-494 ramps between I-694/94 and I-394," according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation website

Concrete repairs and bridge painting are among the work crews will be doing throughout the weekend.

Detours around the closure include:

  • Eastbound I-694/94
  • Southbound Highway 169
  • Westbound I-394
  • Southbound Carlson Parkway
  • Eastbound I-394 to southbound I-494

The work is part of a two-year construction project on I-494. More information on the project can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website

In addition to this closure, the ramp from eastbound I-94 to Weaver Lake Road is anticipated to be continued to be closed until Oct. 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation

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