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Aug. 23, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
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Roseville, MN 55113


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I-694 traffic changes to occur in Oakdale, Maplewood


ROSEVILLE, Minn. –  Motorists can expect changes to traffic on I-694 between Hwy 61 and 40th Street North in Oakdale, Mahtomedi, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and Maplewood beginning tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 24.


As crews prepare to switch traffic to the northbound/westbound side of the roadway they will first need until Aug. 27 to move concrete barrier from southbound/eastbound lanes to the northbound/westbound lanes of I-694.


During this time northbound/westbound and southbound/eastbound traffic will be separated into onto their usual sides of the roadway in a single lane between Hwy 36 and Hwy 61. This transition phase is expected to begin Friday, Aug. 24, weather permitting, and be completed by Aug. 27.


After the concrete barrier is transferred to the northbound/westbound sides of the roadway and crews have completed setup for the third phase of the project, southbound/eastbound traffic will be moved to the newly paved northbound/westbound side of the roadway. This transition likely will take place the night of Aug. 27.


Traffic will remain reduced to a single lane in each direction through early November as crews resurface the roadway to provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists.


Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and follow posted detours during ramp closures.


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