Interstate 494

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-494, No Serious Injuries

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2014

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I-494 Closure May Cause Weekend Traffic Headaches

It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.

09/05/2014

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Dakota County

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Dakota County. According to the state patrol, the incident occurred on southbound Minnesota State Highway 77 near Interstate 494 at around 5:50 a.m.

08/28/2014

(credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

I-494 Chase Suspect Charged With Fleeing Cops, Possessing Cocaine

The man who led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday shortly after a police officer was shot and killed has been charged with two felonies unrelated to the officer’s death.

08/01/2014

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Officer Fatally Shot, Person Of Interest Apprehended

The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.

07/30/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes On I-494 During Police Chase

Authorities said a driver crashed Sunday afternoon after leading police on a chase going to the wrong direction on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.

06/15/2014

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MnDOT Delays Weekend Closure Of I-494

MnDOT has canceled weekend construction on eastbound Interstate 494 in Bloomington and Richfield due to predicted bad weather. Officials say the closure, between I-35W and Cedar Avenue, has been rescheduled for Oct. 25. Crews will resurface the roadway as part of the I-494 improvement project.

10/18/2013

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Police Investigating Robbery At Plymouth McDonald’s

Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.

09/04/2013

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Semi Rollover Causes Mess In Newport

A tipped over semi-truck caused quite a mess on Interstate 494 near Highway 61 in Newport, Minn. Sunday afternoon.

08/11/2013

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Storm’s Aftermath Causes Headaches For Drivers, Injuries For Walkers

Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.

12/10/2012

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State Patrol: Cab Driver Killed In Fatal Crash On I-494

Authorities say a cab driver was killed and one other person suffered minor injuries in a multiple-vehicle crash Monday morning on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.

10/29/2012

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Motorcyclist Alleges Hit & Run, Cops Skeptical

A Cottage Grove man is vowing to find the driver that he says hit him on his motorcycle. Canh Chu told WCCO he was riding down 494 near South St. Paul early Friday morning when a car hit him from behind.

07/28/2012

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MnDOT Closures Could Mean Another Weekend Headache

Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.

07/27/2012

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More Twin Cities Road Closures Coming This Weekend

Motorists will encounter plenty of headaches this weekend as we’re in the heart of summer road construction season. There are several highway closures this weekend, and the two biggest will be in the west metro.

07/13/2012

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