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MnDOT gets $60 million federal grant to upgrade I-494 in Bloomington

 

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

The state has been awarded a $60 million grant to improve traffic flow on the Interstate 494 between Hwy. 169 and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

As four years of construction on Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis come to a close - the project between downtown Minneapolis and the Crosstown will be done Sept. 10 - the Minnesota Department of Transportation is prepping for the metro's next major freeway upgrade: Interstate 494 through Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Richfield.

The "I-494: Airport to Hwy. 169" project got a big boost July 1 when the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded MnDOT a $60 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to improve traffic flow on the freeway between Hwy. 169 and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

"The grant is great news for the project," said MnDOT's David Aeikens. "It will help make I-494 safer, less congested, last longer and provide new and improved ways for walkers and bicyclists to cross the freeway."

https://www.startribune.com/mndot-gets-60-million-federal-grant-to-upgrade-i-494-in-bloomington/600077093/

 

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