I-494: Airport to Hwy 169

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I-494 Construction Project

Project Information

The project team is finalizing the design details of the first construction project from the I-494 Vision (full Vision information below), which will include the following elements:

  • The 35W/494 Interchange flyover ramp for NB to WB traffic (element 3);
  • MnPASS and auxiliary lanes between 35W and Hwy 100 (elements 3 and 4); and
  • Changes to 494 access at Nicollet Avenue, Portland Avenue, and 12th Avenue (element 7)

Construction on the first project is expected to begin in late summer 2023. The project team has not yet determined how long it will take to construct the entire project.

MnDOT has submitted a project layout to Bloomington for Municipal Consent of the first construction project.

Public Engagement

Public engagement is an important component of the construction project development. Previous engagement that has occurred is listed in the key dates section. Here's what coming up next:

I-494 Construction Project Public Open House

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm

Oxboro Library, River Valley Room, 8801 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420


If you are unable to attend the public open house you can still provide comments to the City and MnDOT via the comment form below. The information presented at the open house is available in the I-494 Construction Project Open House Documents (10-19-21) link on the right side of this page. Materials include informational boards, project layouts and a video presentation.

For more information and to sign up for MnDOT email updates, visit the project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494-airport-hwy169/

To view MnDOT's online open house info and provide comments directly to MnDOT, visit the online open house website: www.494openhouse.com


I-494 VISION: Airport to Hwy 169

The I-494 vision is a long-term plan that includes recommended improvements to address current and future transportation issues on I-494 from Highway 169 to the MSP Airport.

After years of studies and planning, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and its partners have selected improvement recommendations that make up the I-494 vision. The recommended improvements are the design options that best meet the goals to address traffic congestion, safety concerns, aging infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and stormwater drainage capacity.

To learn more about the I-494 vision, visit the virtual open house at: www.494openhouse.com/494vision.

The I-494 vision is a major construction project that cannot be built all at once due to funding limitations and impacts during construction. The I-494 vision will likely be completed in a series of four construction project. To learn more about the implementation plan for constructing the I-494 vision, visit the virtual open house at: www.494openhouse.com/implementation.


MnDOT Project Information

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494-airport-hwy169/

www.494openhouse.com

I-494 Construction Project

Project Information

The project team is finalizing the design details of the first construction project from the I-494 Vision (full Vision information below), which will include the following elements:

  • The 35W/494 Interchange flyover ramp for NB to WB traffic (element 3);
  • MnPASS and auxiliary lanes between 35W and Hwy 100 (elements 3 and 4); and
  • Changes to 494 access at Nicollet Avenue, Portland Avenue, and 12th Avenue (element 7)

Construction on the first project is expected to begin in late summer 2023. The project team has not yet determined how long it will take to construct the entire project.

MnDOT has submitted a project layout to Bloomington for Municipal Consent of the first construction project.

Public Engagement

Public engagement is an important component of the construction project development. Previous engagement that has occurred is listed in the key dates section. Here's what coming up next:

I-494 Construction Project Public Open House

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4:00 pm -7:00 pm

Oxboro Library, River Valley Room, 8801 Portland Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420


If you are unable to attend the public open house you can still provide comments to the City and MnDOT via the comment form below. The information presented at the open house is available in the I-494 Construction Project Open House Documents (10-19-21) link on the right side of this page. Materials include informational boards, project layouts and a video presentation.

For more information and to sign up for MnDOT email updates, visit the project website: www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494-airport-hwy169/

To view MnDOT's online open house info and provide comments directly to MnDOT, visit the online open house website: www.494openhouse.com


I-494 VISION: Airport to Hwy 169

The I-494 vision is a long-term plan that includes recommended improvements to address current and future transportation issues on I-494 from Highway 169 to the MSP Airport.

After years of studies and planning, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and its partners have selected improvement recommendations that make up the I-494 vision. The recommended improvements are the design options that best meet the goals to address traffic congestion, safety concerns, aging infrastructure, pedestrian and bicycle mobility, and stormwater drainage capacity.

To learn more about the I-494 vision, visit the virtual open house at: www.494openhouse.com/494vision.

The I-494 vision is a major construction project that cannot be built all at once due to funding limitations and impacts during construction. The I-494 vision will likely be completed in a series of four construction project. To learn more about the implementation plan for constructing the I-494 vision, visit the virtual open house at: www.494openhouse.com/implementation.


MnDOT Project Information

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i494-airport-hwy169/

www.494openhouse.com

Page last updated: 14 October 2021, 12:17