Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Arden Hills, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada

Project complete

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map

I-694 project location map. Click map for larger PDF version.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Add a third general purpose lane in each direction between Rice St. and Lexington Ave.
  • Reconstruct I-694 between Rice St. and Lexington Ave.
  • Rebuild interstate ramps at Lexington Ave, Victoria St. and Rice St.
  • Open the right lane of the bridge from NB I-35E to WB I-694. The right lane will become an exit-only lane to Rice St.
  • Build a noise wall along the south side of I-694 west of Rice St. in Shoreview
  • Improve storm water drainage throughout the corridor
  • Project information flyer (PDF)

A noise study conducted in the area in 2014 showed that a noise barrier constructed south of I-694 and west of Rice St. would reduce the noise from traffic for some property owners and residents. Residents and property owners who will have a reduction in noise of at least five (5) decibels voted on construction of a noise barrier in April 2015. They approved its construction as part of this project in 2016. Learn more about noise barriers.

Video Series

During project work, a four part video series was provided to give background on the project and guidance on how to navigate the project area.

Part 1 - Brief Project Overview

Part 2 - Project Phases and Driving Tips

Part 3 - Impact on Minnesota's Economy

Part 4 - Know Your Route