Eastbound I-494 closes in Mendota Heights Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

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There will be a full closure of eastbound I-494 just east of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport this weekend.

All eastbound lanes of I-494 will close from Highway 5 to I-35E as crews work to paint the Highway 55 bridge.

The closure will start at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and will last through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3.

MnDOT is encouraging drivers to follow the signed detour using southbound Highway 77/Cedar Ave. and northbound I-35E.

The westbound direction is expected to close the following weekend, Oct. 7 -10.

The closures are a part of the Highway 55 project between Minneapolis and Inver Grove Heights. For more information on the project CLICK HERE.

For a look at construction projects around the metro CLICK HERE