I-494 Construction Begins April 18
Apr 15, 2016 03:56PM
● By Wendy Erlien
(Provided by the Minnesota Department of Transportation)
Interstate 494 travelers driving between I-694/94 and I-394 will start encountering lane closures April 18 as the I-494 rehabilitation project continues to move forward in 2016.
The lane closures are part of preparation for construction crews to shift traffic from the northbound side of I-494 to the southbound lanes, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Beginning 8 p.m. Monday, April 18 through November, travelers can anticipate the following, according to MnDOT:
- Westbound I-694 to southbound I-494 left lane closure
- Southbound I-494 (between I-694/94 and I-394) will be reduced to two lanes.
The I-494 construction project is in its final year. Additional closures and construction impacts are expected to be announced within the next few weeks.