Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Hwy 169 Improvement Project

Golden Valley, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, Hopkins, Edina

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Hwy 169 Fact Sheet (PDF)

FAQ and Detour Map (PDF)

Construction: January 23 through October 2017

Location:Hwy 169 between Hwy 55 and just north of Hwy 62

Benefits:Improved pedestrian accessibility
Smoother road surface
Longer lasting bridge
Improved safety on Hwy 169 at 16th Street and Cedar Lake Rd

Traffic Impacts

Road Closure

Jan. 23 through October 2017

 
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 between Bren Rd and 7th St. (5th St., Lincoln Dr.) will be closed as the Nine Mile Creek bridge is replaced*
  • Northbound detour: EB Hwy 62, NB Hwy 100, WB I-394 to Hwy 169i>
  • Southbound detour: WB I-394, SB I-494 to Hwy 169
*Advantages of a full closure:
  • Reduces construction impacts from 3 years to 1 year by consolidating all of the planned Hwy 169 projects
  • Allows construction to occur on Hwy 169 at a time when less construction is occurring on alternate routes
  • Significantly reduces the risk to workers and motorists in the work zone

Lane Closure

Tue, Jan. 23 through October
  • SB Hwy 169 will be one lane from Excelsior Blvd to 7th St
  • NB Hwy 169 will be a single lane from Hwy 62 to Bren Rd

Ramp Closures

Tue, Jan. 23 through October
  • Entrance ramp from WB I-394 to SB Hwy 169 will be closed

Future

Lane Closures

April 1, 2017 through October 2017
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 will be a single lane from 5th S. to Minnetonka Blvd
  • Both directions of Hwy 169 will be a single lane from Minnetonka Blvd to Hwy 55 for repair of the Minnetonka bridge spanning Hwy 169

Ramp Closures

Summer 2017
  • SB Hwy 169 ramps to and from 16th St. will close permanently
Alternate Routes

From I-394: Hopkins Crossroad interchange, Wayzata Blvd. (South Frontage Road) to Ford Rd.

From Hwy 169: Cedar Lake Rd. (interchange) to Ford Rd., or, Betty Crocker Dr., Shelard Pkwy., Wayzata Blvd (South Frontage Rd) to Ford Rd.

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Hwy 100 Reconstruction and Resurface

St Louis Park, Edina, BloomingtonClick here for more details

Construction: August 2014 - November 2016

Benefits: Enhances safety
Improves accessibility and mobility

West 36th Street to 25½ Street

The dates for some traffic impacts are not known yet, but will be posted as soon as they are determined. Dates may change due to weather.

Currently

April 14-Nov. 2016
  • SB Hwy 100 will be reduced to two lanes
April - Aug. 2016
  • Spring 2016, the Hwy 7 Bridge will be removed. View detour map (PDF) - Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 closed
  • All Hwy 7/Hwy 100 ramps closed
  • Hwy 100 between 36th St. and north of Hwy 7 Bridge will have two lanes of traffic in each direction, traffic will be moved to the SB side of Hwy 100
  • NB Hwy 100 ramp to EB Hwy 7 will open (no access to west Hwy 7/ Co Rd 25) Both directions of Hwy 7 between Wooddale Avenue and Hwy 100 will remain closed
  • SB Hwy 100 ramp to Hwy 7 will remain closed
  • Loop from EB Hwy 7 to NB Hwy 100 will remain closed

Ongoing

  • Minnetonka Blvd between Salem and West Lake St. is open
  • Hwy 7 between Beltline Ave. and Wooddale Ave. will be closed until fall 2016
  • Detour: Excelsior Blvd. and Louisiana Ave.
  • All ramps to and from Hwy 100 and Hwy 7, EXCEPT NB Hwy 100 to Hwy 7, are closed
  • Cedar Lake Regional Trail over Hwy 100 is closed
  • Detour: Trail users will be directed to Hwy 7 (closed to vehicles and buses) over Hwy 100 and routed back to the trail. Trail Detour Map (PDF)
Upcoming
Weekend Closures - April 22
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  • Hwy 100 from I-394 to Hwy 62 closed beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, April 22 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 25
  • Detour: I-35W, I-394, Hwy 62

Aug - Nov. 2016

  • Hwy 7 over Hwy 100 closed
  • Minnetonka Blvd ramp to SB Hwy 100 closed
  • Hwy 100 between 36th Street and just north of Hwy 7 bridge will have two lanes of traffic in each direction on the northbound side of Hwy 100
  • NB 100 ramp to EB Hwy 7 ramp open- all other Hwy7/Hwy 100 ramps closed
  • 36th ramp to NB Hwy 100 closed

West 36th St to Hwy 62

Currently

April 4-mid August

  • 50th St. ramp to NB Hwy 100 will close. The ramp will reopen in mid-August.
  • Detour: Motorists traveling WB on W 50th St. will be detoured to SB Hwy 100 to Hwy 62 loop to NB Hwy 100.

April 12-end of July

  • Two lanes of traffic for both directions of Hwy 100 between Hwy 62 and W 36th St. All lanes will reopen in end-July

April 18 through 23

  • Ramp from Excelsior Blvd to SB 100 will be closed
  • Detour: NB Hwy 100 Frontage Rd., to WB 36th St., to SB Woodale Ave., to SB 100
  • Southbound Hwy 100 loop to Excelsior Blvd closed
  • Detour: 50th St., SB 100 and Excelsior Blvd

I-494/Hwy 62 Congestion Relief Study

 

Minneapolis, Richfield, Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Edina

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About the study

This study focuses on I-494 and Highway 62 between the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on the east and the I-494/Highway62 interchange on the west. Both corridors are being studied because improvements to either corridor are likely to impact the adjacent parallel corridor. The study will identify potential MnPASS lane additions; other mobility improvements such as auxiliary lanes, turn lanes, dynamic shoulders and interchange modifications; and transit improvements such as bus-only shoulders and transit access improvements.

 

Study goals

  • Increase the number of people (not vehicles) that move through each highway corridor
  • Enhance economic vitality for the public and private businesses in the Twin Cities region
  • Enhance safety and mobility by providing congestion free travel options
  • Enhance and maintain advantages for transit, taxi cabs, airport shuttles,  carpools, and non-motorized connections (pedestrian, bicycle, and light-rail)
  • Use existing roads, right-of-way, and performance based principles and improvements that are lower-cost and provide a high-return on investment.
  • Coordinate timing with other scheduled and funded projects
  • Involve the public and stakeholders in the study

Next steps

MnDOT will use the results from the study to determine whether to move into the environmental/pre-design process for specific improvements on one or both corridors, and/or to add specific improvements to programmed projects, or to seek additional funding for future actions.

Background

 

As the greater Minneapolis region continues to grow and develop, traffic volumes will also continue to increase. There are areas along both I-494 and Highway 62 that are experiencing high levels of congestion today.

The Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Policy Plan and MnDOT planning documents recommend a system of MnPASS Express Lanes throughout the Twin Cities Metro area.  MnPASS lanes currently exist on I-35W, I-394 and I-35E. Several other corridors are being studied for future MnPASS lanes including this study of the I-494 and Highway 62 corridors.

Interstate 494 and Highway 62 are parallel freeways connecting communities to employment and retail destinations in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Richfield  and to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) International Airport.

Schedule

Study ongoing - anticipated completion is late 2016

Location

I-494 and Highway 62 between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on the east and I-494/Highway 62 interchange on the west.

Related

MnPASS

This powerpoint offers much more detail about the project Click here

I-394 Resurface

Minneapolis, Golden Valley Click here for more details

Construction: June 2015 - October 2015

Location: I-394 between Hwy 100 in Golden Valley and I-94 in Minneapolis

Benefits: Smoother, quieter  road surface
Safer road conditions
Extended life of the bridge
Improved bike and pedestrian access on frontage roads

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Traffic Impacts

Current

  • Motorists on eastbound and westbound I-394 between St. Louis Park and Minneapolis should expect significant traffic delays during peak drive times and should plan accordingly.
  • All motorists and buses on westbound I-394 between I-94 (downtown Minneapolis) and Hwy 100 will be shifted onto the two Reversible/HOV Lanes through late July.
  • The following ramps will be closed through late July.
    Westbound I-394 ramp to Penn Avenue closed.
    Penn Avenue to westbound I-394 closed.
    Eastbound I-94 to westbound I-394 closed.
    Westbound I-94 to westbound I-394 single lane.
  • Lyndale Avenue over Dunwoody Boulevard closed through September. You can't access westbound I-394 or northbound I-94 via Lyndale. Use Dunwoody Boulevard/ Hennepin Avenue, 12th Street and Linden Avenue.

July 31 through mid-August

  • All motorists and buses on eastbound I-394 between Hwy 100 and I-94 (downtown Minneapolis) will be shifted into the two Reversible/HOV Lanes.
  • The following ramps will be closed:
    Eastbound I-394 to Penn Avenue
    Penn Avenue to eastbound I-394 closed
    Northbound Hwy 100 to eastbound I-394 closed
    Southbound Hwy 100 to eastbound I-394 will use the HOV ramps

I-494 Rehabilitation

Plymouth Click here for more details

Construction Completed: 2014-2016

Location: I-494 between I-394 and I-694 (Fish Lake Interchange)

Benefits: Smoother road surface
Extends bridge life
Lessens congestion during peak hours

I-494 Improvement Projects

Edina, Bloomington, Richfield

This project has been completed

Project Benefits

  • Improved ride quality for motorists will be increased
  • Improved traffic flow
  • Reduced maintenance needs from replacing guard rail with concrete median barrier
  • Future opportunities to match local development goals for the area due to replacement of the Xerxes Avenue Bridge

Hwy 169 Bloomington Ferry Bridge Improvement

Shakopee, Bloomington, Eden Prairie

This project has been completed

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Traffic impacts

Lane closures

All businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project. Real-time traveler information will be available at www.511mn.org.

  • Aug. 7- Aug. 23 - North and southbound traffic will each travel in a single lane on the southbound lanes of the highway and the following ramps to and from northbound Hwy 169 will be closed. (PDF, 289 KB)
    • Pioneer Trail
    • Old Shakopee Road
    • Hwy 101
    • County Road 21
  • July 26, 10 p.m.- Aug. 7 - North and southbound traffic will each travel in a single lane on the northbound lanes of the highway and the following ramps to and from southbound Hwy 169 will be closed:
    • Pioneer Trail
    • Old Shakopee Road
    • Hwy 101
    • County Road 21
  • Once work is complete on the southbound side of the roadway traffic will switch to the southbound lanes. Crews will begin work on the northbound lanes.

Lane closures

  • Hwy 101, Hwy 41 or I-35W

About this project

Summary of work

  • Improve Hwy 13/101 weaving concerns (see zipper merge)
  • Replace strip seal joints on Bloomington Ferry Bridge
  • Shoulder work in both directions
  • Drainage repair where needed

Schedule

  • July 26 through late-August 2013

Location

  • Hwy 169 between Hwy 101 (Shakopee) and Pioneer Trail (Bloomington, Eden Prairie)

Documents

Click here for more information

TH 169/I-494 Interchange

This project was completed in late 2012.
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/169/index.html

 

View of Completed Interchange
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Project Benefits

Improved safety and mobility by converting this expressway to a freeway. This work included:

  • Reconstructing the interchange with six connections
  • Removing traffic signals
  • Connecting the north and south frontage roads under Hwy 169
  • Building noise walls
  • Constructing drainage and water quality facilities