MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Getting to events this weekend could be tricky if you rely on a specific major Twin Cities freeway.
Interstate 494 — between I-394 and the I-694 split — is closed in both directions from Maple Grove, through Plymouth, to Minnetonka. The closure began Saturday at midnight.READ MORE: Minnesota Native, UConn’s Paige Bueckers Out 6-8 Weeks With Fracture
The highway is closing so crews can demolish the Rockford Road bridge over the interstate.
It’s part of a project to ease traffic jams by improving the existing interchange.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Shooting In Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood
All the roadwork won’t be done until fall.
The highway should reopen by Monday morning.MORE NEWS: 'A Giant In Every Way': Chef Jack Riebel Has Died
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