This page covers I-494 from MN 5 WEST/US 212 in Eden Prairie to I-394/US 12 in Minnetonka. Total length of this section is approximately 7.6 miles.
This is another older section of the I-494/694 beltway. This section is interesting in that it only has 2 of what I'd call "local access interchanges", and one of those (at Valley View Rd) is only a half-interchange. Nevertheless, this stretch sees considerable traffic, too much for a 4-lane section. Because of this, a project to reconstruct and widen this segment of I-494 to 6 lanes was advanced as part of the Governor's bonding program back in 2003. This project was completed in 2006.
6 lanes throughout
Average Daily Traffic Counts
|North of MN 5||N/A||N/A||N/A||46,600||39,900||41,000||48,000||53,000|
|North of Valley View Rd||37,000||41,800||44,100||51,700||48,500||49,000||59,000||62,000|
|North of MN 62/CSAH 62||38,000||39,800||42,000||48,000||56,600||57,000||69,000||72,000|
|North of MN 7||42,000||44,500||48,300||47,600||54,900||59,000||70,000||79,000|
|North of Minnetonka Blvd||42,300||45,600||50,800||50,500||56,300||61,000||73,000||83,000|
|North of MN 5||54,000||59,000||60,000||60,000||58,000||64,000||+19%|
|North of Valley View Rd||65,000||70,000||70,000||69,000||67,000||76,000||+17%|
|North of MN 62/CSAH 62||76,000||81,000||81,000||79,000||81,000||83,000||+9%|
|North of MN 7||84,000||88,000||91,000||89,000||90,000||98,000||+17%|
|North of Minnetonka Blvd||89,000||95,000||100,000||93,000||94,000||101,000||+13%|
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Last updated 12 May, 2008