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Road repairs coming to I-35W and I-494 in Bloomington

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 31, 2023
Updated on May 31, 2023
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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will be working in Bloomington this summer on I-35W and I-494 projects. 


From May through September 2023, I-35W will get some upgrades. 

Bloomington residents will see pavement resurfacing between 82nd and 106th streets, the addition of lanes in both directions between 98th and 106th streets, and improvements to ramps, sidewalks and signals at four intersections (90th, 94th, 98th and 106th streets).

Motorists can expect lane, ramp and weekend directional closures while crews do work on I-35W and the four intersections. To sign up for email updates for this project, visit

Benefits of I-35W improvements

  • Extended pavement life.
  • Improved traffic flow and congestion.
  • Improved accessibility and safety.


This summer, multiple phases of improvement on I-494 from the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport to Highway 169 will begin between East Bush Lake Road in Edina and 12th Avenue North in Richfield. Crews will construct E-ZPass lanes on I-494 from Highway 100 to I-35W in each direction, replace the bridges over I-494 at Portland, Nicollet and 12th avenues, and add a new pedestrian bridge at Chicago Avenue to provide an additional pedestrian and bicycle connection across I-494. 

To sign up for email updates for this project, visit

Benefits of I-494 improvements

  • Improved congestion, safety, traffic flow, drainage, and accessibility.
  • Restored pavement.
  • Rebuilt and repaired bridges.
  • Improved pedestrian and bicycle networks.