Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Arden Hills, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada

Traffic Impacts

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map

I-694 project location map

Click map for larger PDF version.

Learn about this project


Westbound I-694 traffic moved onto two of the future three lanes between Rice St. and Lexington Ave. It will remain two lanes through the end of October.

Road closures

7 p.m. Fri, Oct. 27 to 5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 30
  • SB I-35E between I-35 and I-694 will be closed
    • Detour: SB I-35W to EB I-694
    • Note: This is work unrelated to the I-35 North Metro Split project

Sept. 24 through November

  • EB I-694 traffic has been switched onto the two new left lanes. EB I-694 will remain two lanes between Snelling Ave. and I-35E until November, but the lanes are no longer separated by concrete median barrier

Video Series

Know Your Route - watch this four part series to learn about the work on I-694 and how to drive the work zone between Lexington Ave. in Arden Hills and Rice St. in Little Canada from Spring 2016 through Fall 2017.

Part 1 - Brief Project Overview

Part 2 - Project Phases and Driving Tips

Part 3 - Impact on Minnesota's Economy

Part 4 - Know Your Route

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 northbound I-35E to westbound 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 Street 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. More information about noise barriers.