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Aug. 15, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Overnight lane closures planned Thursday, Friday on I-694 at Victoria Street in Shoreview
Closures needed for traffic switch at Island Lake

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – I-694 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic overnight Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17 as crews switch traffic  to begin construction of the south side of the new eastbound I-694 bridge over the Island Lake Channel in Shoreview.

The westbound interstate will be restricted to a single lane from 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 until 4 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 between Victoria Street and Lexington Avenue to move westbound traffic onto the new westbound lanes. When the traffic switch is completed Friday morning, the ramp from Victoria Street to the westbound interstate will reopen.

Eastbound I-694 will be restricted to a single lane from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 until 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in the same area to shift eastbound traffic to the north. At the same time, the ramp from eastbound I-694 to Victoria Street will close until completion of the bridge work.


During the ramp closure, motorists should allow for extra travel time.  A signed detour will direct motorists on Ramsey County Road F on the north or Ramsey County Road E on the south to Lexington Avenue to reach eastbound I-694.


Major reconstruction at the interchange of I- 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.


In addition to rebuilding the surrounding highways, the project will rebuild bridges in the corridor and will improve safety and mobility.


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


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