Council will hear from public on I-494 expansionThe Woodbury City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday, March 25, on an upcoming construction project along I-494 from Lake Road to I-94.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday, March 25, on an upcoming construction project that will install a concrete and bituminous overlay along I-494 from Lake Road to I-94 and will likely add a noise wall to the corridor along the southeast quadrant of I-494/Lake Road.
The $40 million improvement project, which is completely state funded, will also add a continuous third lane to that stretch of I-494.
The state Department of Transportation will head the project that will take place in two stages beginning in May and again in January 2010.
The city and MN-DOT have held several public meetings on the project. Several residents were supportive of the noise wall, but some residents and business opposed the noise wall, a city report stated.
Upon completion of the hearing the council is expected to vote on a resolution that would give the city’s endorsement of the project.