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MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

 Press Releases from Mn/DOT

Full closure of Interstate 494 and single lane closure on Highway 212 scheduled for this weekend (Sept. 15, 2005)

I-494/I-394 ramps to close in Minnetonka (Sept. 14, 2005)

Valley View Road exit in Minnetonka will close August 8 (August 4, 2005)
Mn/DOT will close Interstate 494 in both directions between Highway 62 and Interstate 394 beginning Friday, July 29, at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, August 1.

Weekend full closure scheduled for Interstate 494 (July 27, 2005)
Mn/DOT will close Interstate 494 in both directions between Highway 62 and Interstate 394 beginning Friday, July 29, at 10 p.m. It will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, August 1.

Orchard Road Bridge Will Close in Minnetonka
(Feb 10,2005)
Mn/DOT will close the Orchard Road bridge, which crosses over Interstate 494 in Minnetonka, at 9 a.m. Monday, February 14. The bridge is being prepared for demolition.

Re-issued- Highway 7 Loop Will Close (Dec 2, 2004)
Mn/DOT will close the loop from westbound Highway 7 to southbound I-494 at 8 p.m. , Thursday, December 2.

Re-issued-Highway 62, Beneath I-494 to Close For Bridge Demolition (Dec 02,2004) Mn/DOT will close Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Friday, December 3, until 5 a.m. Monday, December 6.

UPDATED INFORMATION Traffic Switch Scheduled On I-494 (Nov 30, 2004)
Mn/DOT Advises Drivers to be Alert and Drive With Caution
I-494 Reconstruction will take place on December 2 when all southbound traffic between Highway 5 and Minnetonka Blvd. will be shifted onto what were the northbound lanes. Crews will begin the switching process sometime after 7 p.m. and will complete the switch by 5 a.m. the following morning.

Highway 62, Beneath I-494 to Close For Bridge Demolition (Nov 30, 2004)
Mn/DOT will close Highway 62 from 10 p.m. Friday, December 3, until 6 a.m. Sunday, December 5. All eastbound Highway 62 traffic will be detoured south on I-494 to Valley View Road then north to Highway 62, while all westbound Highway 62 traffic will be detoured north to Minnetonka Boulevard and then south to Highway 62.

Traffic Switch On I-494 Planned for Early December (Nov 29, 2004)
A milestone in the I-494 Reconstruction will take place the first week in December when all southbound traffic between Highway 5 and Minnetonka Blvd. is scheduled to be shifted onto what were the northbound lanes.

Full Closure of I-494 Scheduled in Minnetonka; All Access to Highway 7 will be Closed (Nov 12, 2004)
All lanes of I-494 in both directions between Highway 62 and I-394 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15. All access from I-494 to Highway 7 will be closed. One lane of Highway 7 will be closed in each direction at the I-494 bridge as well.

Full Closure of I-494 Scheduled In Minnetonka (Nov 10, 2004)
Mn/DOT will close all lanes of I-494 in both directions between Highway 62 and I-394 for setting bridge beams at Highway 7. The closure will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov.12 until 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15

Lane Closures Scheduled For Highway 62 on October 19 and 20- Reissue (Oct 18, 2004)
Mn/DOT will narrow Highway 62 to one lane in each direction Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for work on the I-494 bridge.

Nightly Full Closures Scheduled For Highway 62 (Sept 20, 2004)
Mn/DOT has scheduled nightly full closures of Highway 62 at the I-494 bridge on the border of Minnetonka and Eden Prairie to allow crews to set girders for the new bridge. The closures will take place September 23 and 24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and if necessary on September 27, 28 and 29 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detours will be posted.

I-494 Reconstruction Open House Scheduled For September 15 (Aug 30, 2004)
Stage 2 of the I-494 reconstruction project is underway in Minnetonka and Eden Prairie and citizens are invited to attend the first of several open houses designed to give people an opportunity to ask questions and obtain information about the project.

Lane Closures on Highway 62 Continue Through Thursday (August 25, 2004)
Mn/DOT will be intermittently closing one lane of westbound and eastbound Highway 62 on Wednesday, August 25 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. as pile driving work continues on the I-494 bridge. Intermittent single lane closures in both directions will also occur on Thursday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists will be able to make left and right turns in the work area.

Lane closures scheduled for Highway 62 on August 24 (August 20, 2004)
Mn/DOT will close one lane of westbound Highway 62 on Tuesday, August 24, for pile driving work on the I-494 bridge. One lane of eastbound Highway 62 will also be closed. Motorists will be able to make left and right turns in the work area.

Stage 2 of I-494 Reconstruction Begins, “Invisible” Workers Toil Night and Day (August 18, 2004)
Construction crews have started work on Stage 2 of the I-494 Reconstruction between Highway 5 and I-394. Motorists will see lots of activity as crews erect erosion control devices, signs and install temporary lighting and fiber optic lines. The project will add a third lane in both directions and will improve safety in the corridor with the construction of concrete median barriers. 
 
Mn/DOT Awards Contract to Begin Reconstruction of I-494 (August 3, 2004)
Mn/DOT has awarded a $135.6 million contract to Granite Construction of Watsonville, Calif., and C.S. McCrossan, Inc. of Maple Grove to design and build a reconstruction project that will add one additional traffic lane in each direction on a 7.8-mile section of I-494 between Hwy 5 in Eden Prairie and Interstate Hwy 394 in Minnetonka.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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