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News Release
April 4, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Westbound I-694 ramp permanent closure set for next week in northern Twin Cities Metro area
Westbound I-694 to Hamline Avenue closing permanently

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – As part of the reconstruction of the I-694 North Central interchange in the northern Twin Cities Metro area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will permanently close the ramp from westbound Interstate 694 to Hamline Avenue early Tuesday morning, April 10, 2012. Once the permanent closure is in place, traffic will travel north on Lexington Avenue and west on Ramsey County Road F to reach Hamline Avenue. 


Work on the northbound lanes of Snelling Avenue is scheduled to be completed by November 2012, at which time the ramp will reopen.


Substantial reconstruction at the interchange of Interstate 694 and Hwy 10 at Snelling Avenue and Hamline Avenue in Arden Hills began last fall.  The two-year project includes reconstruction of the surrounding roadways between I-35W and Victoria Street, along with the Island Lake bridges east of the interchange between Lexington Avenue and Victoria Street. Additional work this year will widen and add turn lanes to the Lexington Avenue Bridge crossing I-694. In addition to rebuilding the surrounding highways, the project will rebuild bridges in the corridor to lessen weaving by traffic, replace aging bridges and pavement, and improve safety and mobility.

 For more information on this project, and to sign up for email updates please visit or call the project hotline at 1-877-206-0060.

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