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News Release
July 3, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Westbound I-694 closure planned July 5
Closures needed for bridge work in Arden Hills


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Work on the new Snelling Avenue/Hamline Avenue bridge over westbound I-694 and removal of falsework (wooden framework used to form the concrete) from the Lexington Avenue Bridge over I-694 in Arden Hills will require an overnight closure Thursday, July 5.

The westbound interstate will be closed and detoured between I-35E and I-35W from 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 until 5:30 a.m. Friday, July 6 so crews can place beams for the new bridge over the westbound interstate.  At the same time, workers on the Lexington Avenue Bridge project will complete final paving of the approach roads at each end of the bridge and remove falsework used to form concrete for the new ten-foot addition to the eastbound side of the bridge.

During the closure, motorists should allow for extra travel time and follow the signed detours to reach their destinations. 


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


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