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Posted on: May 9, 2022

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MnDOT Project Updates: Hwy 55 Minneapolis to IGH

MnDOT will be improving the ride (smoothness), restoring the pavement and redecking or repairing bridges on Hwy 55 between Minneapolis and IGH. Below are some of the traffic impacts in and around IGH.

Hwy 55 Project Impacts in IGH

Eastbound I-494 is closing this weekend (Sept. 30-Oct. 3) for bridge painting

If your plans include traveling on eastbound I-494 near Mendota Heights/Eagan this weekend you can expect a detour between Hwy 5 and I-35E as crews paint the Hwy 55 bridge over I-494. Beginning at 9 p.m. Fri, Sept. 30, eastbound I-494 will be closed between Hwy 5 near the airport and I-35E. Note ramps in the area may be closed up to one hour before the road closes.

  • The signed detour will utilize southbound Hwy 77/Cedar Ave. and northbound I-35E to bypass the closure.

All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 3. 

Crews will also utilize a full closure of westbound I-494 between I-35E and Hwy 5 Oct. 7-10, (weather permitting) as the crews continue painting the bridge.

Hwy 55 now open between Blue Gentian Rd/Lexington Ave. and Mendota Heights Road

Both directions of Hwy 55 are reopened between Mendota Heights Rd. and Blue Gentian Rd/Lexington Ave.

Additional Reopened Areas

  • Eastbound Hwy 55 over Mendota Bridge reopened on Aug. 11.
  • Mendota Bridge Trail reopened June 21
  • Westbound Hwy 55 driving lanes between Hwy 13 and Hwy 5 reopened June 2

You will still encounter lane closures in both directions of Hwy 55 as well as off-peak lane closures on I-494 and I-35E near Eagan and Mendota Heights, as crews finish up their work. There are still full weekend closures planned after Labor Day as part of this project so crews can paint the bridges. An updated timeline will be available soon.

Construction is expected to be complete by October.

More about this Hwy 55 Minneapolis to IGH Project

hen complete, the Hwy 55 Minneapolis to Inver Grove Heights project will provide a smoother road surface, repair bridges and extend pavement life. Construction is anticipated to be completed by October. To get all the project details, visit MnDOTs Hwy 55 project website.

This is not a City of IGH construction project. To view other construction projects happening in IGH, visit

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