Long term closure underway at Hwy 10/Ramsey County Road 96 in Arden Hills
Closure signals start of construction of new interchange
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — With weather finally cooperating, construction crews today are busy closing the Highway 10 and Ramsey County Road 96 intersection in Arden Hills and afternoon commuters will likely find the roadways closed on their way home tonight.
The season-long closure will allow crews to begin work on a new partial interchange to carry Highway 10 above County Road 96. At the same time, resurfacing will start on Highway 10 between I-694 and I-35W.
The segment of Highway 10 between County Road 96 and I-694 has been closed since last year for reconstruction of I-694/Highway 10/Snelling and Hamline Avenues. The ramp from southbound I-35W to eastbound Highway 10 also will close.
The eastbound Highway 10 bridge spanning I-35W will remain open from County Road H for local access to businesses and residences along Highway 10.
The westbound County Road 10 bridge will be open from northbound I-35W only during the 2013 construction season. Old Highway 10 (County Road 76) will close at Lakeshore Place but local access will be maintained.
During construction, traffic will be detour on I-35W and I-694. Access to local businesses and homes along the Highway 10 Diagonal will be available from County Road H throughout the first stage of the project.
Preliminary work began in late March on a new temporary roadway to carry traffic during construction activity. Once the temporary roadway is built later this spring, it will connect County Road 96 to a frontage road north of the roadway on the west side of Highway 10 for access to businesses and homes located between County Road 96 and I-35W. Access from County Road H on the north will then close.
The new partial interchange will not allow access between eastbound County Road 96 and either direction of Highway 10 or from westbound County Road 96 to eastbound Highway 10. In addition, westbound Highway 10 will not be able to access County Road 96.
For more information on the Highway 10/County Road 96 Interchange Construction, including detailed detour maps, or to sign up for updates, please visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy10ardenhills/index.html or call the project hotline at 1-877-206-0060 or send an e-mail to info@694NorthCentral.com.
Statewide traffic, construction and travel information is available at www.511mn.org, or call 5-1-1.