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.

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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.

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All the roadwork won’t be done until fall.

The highway should reopen by Monday morning.

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