Thursday, August 4, 2016

Northbound I-494 ramps at Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove closing Aug. 8 – mid-September

The northbound Interstate 494 ramps to and from Bass Lake Road in Maple Grove will close Aug. 8 at 12:01 a.m., weather permitting. The ramps will remain closed through mid-September, weather permitting. 
Motorists intending to access northbound I-494 from Bass Lake Road will be detoured to Bass Lake Road, southbound I-494, Rockford Road to northbound I-494. Those intending to exit northbound I-494 at Bass Lake Road will be detoured tonorthbound I-494, eastbound Rockford Road, northbound Northwest Boulevard to Bass Lake Road.
The closures are needed while crews reconstruct both ramps.
Work this year is part of a two-year construction project on I-494 that includes:
·         Repairing pavement on northbound I-494 between I-394 and I-694/94.
·         Adding a third lane on northbound I-494 between Highway 55 and I-94/694.
·         Building noise walls along the interstate.
·         Replacing I-494 bridges over County Road 47 and Schmidt Lake Road
·         Reconstructing the East Fish Lake Road bridge deck over I-494.
·         Repairing several I-494 ramps
For more information about the project or to sign up for e-mail project updates, visit the project website
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