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News Release
Nov. 15, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Major traffic changes ahead on I-694 Projects in Arden Hills
Lane closures planned to switch traffic, reopen roadways

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Major traffic switches are planned during the next few nights as construction activity winds down for the season on the I-694 North Central Projects in Arden Hills. Motorists should watch for overnight lane closures beginning tonight on the interstate between I-35W and Lexington Avenue.

Traffic will be shifted onto the new eastbound lanes of I-694 overnight Thursday, Nov. 15. Motorists will encounter lane closures beginning at 7 p.m. today and the closures will be lifted by 5 a.m. Friday.  All traffic will be on the south side of the new lanes as we continue work on the new westbound lanes. At the same time, the ramp from northbound I-35W to eastbound I-694 and the ramp from eastbound I-694 to Lexington Avenue will reopen.

This weekend, crews also will reopen northbound Snelling Avenue/Hamline Avenue across I-694.  In addition, the loop from northbound Snelling to westbound I-694 will open. The loop from northbound Snelling to westbound Highway 10 will remain closed until the end of the 2013 construction season. Once Hamline Avenue is open across I-694, traffic will be controlled by a three-way stop at the intersection of Hamline Avenue and County Road F until installation of a new signal system next spring.


Westbound I-694 traffic also will be switched to the new eastbound lanes of the interstate at the west end of the project this weekend to allow for construction of two new bridges. At the same time, access from westbound I-694 to westbound Highway 10 also will be closed through the fall of 2013 due to next year’s construction activity on Highway 10 and at the intersection of County Road 96.  All traffic changes will be completed by 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 as originally scheduled.

Please watch for construction workers and equipment on the roadway as well as lane closures and traffic switches and closures.


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


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