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Oct. 15, 2012



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As eastbound I-694 Victoria Street ramp opens, ramp from eastbound interstate to Lexington Avenue closes
Victoria Street ramp opened months ahead of schedule


ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The ramp from eastbound Interstate 694 to Victoria Street in Shoreview reopened to traffic late last night, several months ahead of schedule.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation was able to reopen the ramp as work on the south half of the new Interstate 694 bridge at Island Lake progressed far enough to move equipment located near the ramp.

However, the eastbound I-694 ramp to Lexington Avenue on the Arden Hills/Shoreview border closed early this morning. During this one-month closure crews will construct the new eastbound interstate pavement and a new exit from eastbound I-694 to Lexington Avenue. During the closure, motorists should follow the signed detour.

During the closure motorists should allow for extra travel time and follow the signed detour to Victoria Street. Westbound I-694 and the westbound interstate ramp to Lexington Avenue will not be affected and traffic will be able to travel between the eastbound and westbound interstate from Lexington Avenue, Victoria Street and Rice Street.

Motorists will continue to encounter some lane restrictions on the eastbound roadway for additional paving and guard rail installation at Island Lake.

For project information, visit or call the project hotline at 1-877-206-0060 or send an e-mail to

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