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I-494 construction starting this summer

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2023
Updated on May 3, 2023
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Planning for I-494: Airport to Highway 169 improvements was completed in 2022. Construction on the first project to implement the vision begins this summer. The improvements include more than $300 million in construction, which is projected to continue through 2026. The project includes:

  1. I-494/35W interchange improvements, with a northbound to westbound flyover ramp.
  2. E-ZPass lanes in both directions between Highway 100 and I-35W.
  3. Bridge reconstruction of Nicollet Avenue, Portland Avenue and 12th Avenue to prepare for E-ZPass to the east.
  4. New pedestrian bridge at Chicago Avenue.

Moving forward, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will continue to seek funding for the future phases of I-494: Airport to Highway 169 to implement the full vision and see the benefits of smoother traffic and better connections. Learn more at