Commuter Services

Outreach program of I-494 Corridor Commission

Commuter Services works closely with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to track progress on major road construction projects that affect the commute. Motorists are urged to check their routes before they travel using MN 511, a mobile-responsive service that tracks construction, incident, and road condition information.

We also work with Metro Transit and the cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Minnetonka and Richfield, so we can keep commuters informed about other projects they may encounter during the construction months.

Information on construction of current and future METRO system projects can be found on Commuter Services’ Transit page.

Current Projects

I-494 Edina, Bloomington, Richfield

Edina, Bloomington, Richfield
Construction timeline: Spring 2023 through Fall 2026
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Project overview:

The I-494 Edina, Bloomington, Richfield project is located on I-494 between East Bush Lake Road in Edina and 12th Avenue North in Richfield.

The first of four projects associated with the I-494: Airport to Highway 169 Vision (see Future Road Construction Projects below), the I-494 Edina, Bloomington, Richfield project will include construction of E-ZPass lanes from Highway 100 to I-35W, reconstruction and reconfiguration of the I-35W/I-494 interchange, and changes to access and construction of new bridges at Nicollet Avenue, Portland Avenue, and 12th Avenue, along with a new pedestrian bridge across I-494.

The majority of work planned for 2023 is utility work. Motorists can expect intermittent weekend, nighttime and directional closures along I-494 and I-35W. Long-term closures will be posted as they become available.


I-35W Bloomington

Construction timeline: May-September 2023
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Project overview:

The I-35W Bloomington project will resurface I-35W and add lanes between 98th Street and 106th Street. Several temporary road, lane and ramp closures are to be expected.

Long-term closures include:

Lane closures
  • Monday, May 1 through mid-June
      • Right acceleration/deceleration is closed on northbound I-35W between 106th and 98th Street
  •   • Detour: I-35E to Highway 77 to I-494
Ramp closures
  • Monday, May 1 through mid-June
      • Ramp from 106th Street to northbound I-35W is closed
         o Detour: Lyndale Avenue to 98th Street
      • Ramp from northbound I-35W to 98th Street is closed
         o Detour: 106th Street to Lyndale Avenue


I-494 Bridge over Minnesota River

Eagan, Mendota Heights, Bloomington
Construction timeline: Spring 2023 through Summer 2026
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Project overview:

The I-494 Bridge over Minnesota River project begins construction in spring of 2023 and continues through 2026. The 43-year-old bridge needs major repairs to continue to safely transport people between the cities of Bloomington, Eagan, and Mendota Heights. Impacts will be posted as information becomes available. Motorists will experience closures with this project. Long-term closures will be posted as they become available.

Future Road Construction Projects


I-494: Airport to Highway 169 Vision

Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield
Construction timeline: Spring 2023 – ongoing

Related websites:

I:494: Airport to Highway 169 Vision website:

Project overview:

The I-494: Airport to Highway 169 Vision is a long-term plan to address current and future transportation issues along a 9.5-mile segment of the I-494 corridor, from Highway 169 to the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

Due to its size and funding restrictions, the overall vision is broken into four separate construction projects that will span several years. Only Project 1, the I-494 Edina, Bloomington, Richfield project (see Current Projects) is under construction at this time

  • The vision includes three subsequent projects and improvements. No dates are available at this time. Subsequent projects include:
      • Project 2: A new railroad bridge to span I-494, located between Lyndale and Nicollet Avenues.
  •   • Project 3: Construction of eastbound and westbound E-ZPass lanes between I-35W and Highway 77/Cedar Avenue.
  •   • Project 4: Construction of east- and westbound E-ZPass lanes between I-35W and Highway 169, and construction of a new 82nd Street interchange and grade changes at I-35W.

Completed Projects

35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown

Minneapolis / August 2017-September 2021
North- and southbound E-ZPass lanes were installed. The METRO Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit Station at Lake Street was constructed. Project improved access from I-35W to the Lake Street Business District through construction of two new exit ramps. Pedestrian accessibility improvements were made. Pavement and bridge rehabilitation work completed at several locations along I-35W.

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

Bloomington, Burnsville / August 2018-November 2021
The project included reconstruction of the I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River, the replacement of pavement from Cliff Road to 106th Street, and construction of a truck lane between Cliff Road and 106th Street. A trail between Black Dog Road and Lyndale Avenue was also constructed.


Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul / August 2018-November 2020
Improvements include the resurfacing and replacing of joints on the I-494 bridge deck over I-35E, repairing the I-494 pavement between Third Avenue and the east side of the Minnesota River Bridge. Construction of ponds, replacement of lighting, and construction of a turn lane with signals at I-494 and Pilot Knob Road were also included in this project.

Highway 5 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Minneapolis, St. Paul / April-November 2020
Project resurfaced Hwy. 5; repaired ramps to and from Hwy. 62, Bloomington Road and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport entrance. Ramps to I-494 were replaced. Twelve bridges and drainage issues in the area were repaired.

Hwy. 62 and Hwy. 212

July 2018-June 2019
Project resurfaced Hwy. 62 from just east of I494 in Eden Prairie to Tracy Avenue in Edina. All ramps were repaired, improvements were made to ADA ramps, and pedestrian and bike access points. Work completed restores and extends pavement life.


March 2017-Summer 2018
Improvements were made to I-94 from Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis to Single Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. Repairs were made to all entrance and exit ramps, 50 bridges on or over I-94 and the Whitney pedestrian bridge, and tile in the Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels. Nine miles of pavement was resurfaced. The westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy. 252 was reconstructed, improvements were made to drainage and concrete barrier areas.

Hwy. 169 Improvement Project

January-October 2017
Replaced Hwy. 169 bridge over Nine Mile Creek in Hopkins, Minnetonka and Edina with a causeway. Reconstructed six miles of pavement on Hwy. 169 between Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 62, constructed acceleration and deceleration lanes. Removed access to and from southbound Hwy. 169 at 16th Street in St. Louis Park, paired noise walls, replaced construction barriers.

I-494 Improvement Projects

Edina, Bloomington, Richfield
Reduced maintenance needs by replacing guard rail with concrete median barriers, improved ride quality for motorists and improved traffic flow. Provided future opportunity to match development goals for the area due to replacement of Xerxes Avenue bridge.

I-494 Rehabilitation

Smoothed road surface on I-494 between I-394 and I-694 (Fish Lake Interchange). Completed project extended bridge life and lessens congestion during peak hours.

Hwy. 169 Bloomington Ferry Bridge Improvement

Shakopee, Bloomington, Eden Prairie / July-August 2013
Replaced strip seal joins ton Bloomington Ferry Bridge. Included shoulder work in both directions and drainage repair where needed.

Hwy. 169/I-494 Interchange

Eden Prairie / 2012
Reconstructed the interchange with six connections, removed traffic signals. Connected the north and south frontage roads under Hwy. 169. Constructed noise walls and drainage and water quality facilities.