NEWSBRIEF: Upcoming lane shifts and ramp closures on Interstate 494

Motorists traveling on westbound Interstate 494 between Bailey Road and Seventh Avenue in South St. Paul should plan for major delays as westbound I-494 is reduced to a single lane and ramp closures.

Westbound I-494 is reduced to two lanes between Bailey Road and Seventh Avenue for the next month.

In addition, the Maxwell Avenue ramp is closed and detoured for approximately 30 days. Motorists should follow the signed detour of Bailey Road, eastbound I-494 and Lake Road to access westbound I-494 during the closures. 

Motorists should expect delays on adjacent routes due to the lane and ramp closures on westbound I-494. Please plan ahead and know your route.

 These traffic shifts and ramp closures are part of a larger project on I-494 where crews will widen, resurface and replace bridge joints on the Concord Street/Highway 156 bridge, construct auxiliary lanes on westbound I-494 between Hardman Avenue to west of Fifth Avenue improve drainage and construct noise walls. 

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