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.

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.

All the roadwork won’t be done until fall.

The highway should reopen by Monday morning.

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