Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 18, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Westbound I-694 traffic switch completed this morning in Brooklyn Center

Eastbound switch set for tonight

Roseville, Minn.— Westbound I-694 traffic was switched to the outside two lanes of the interstate between East River Road and Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center shortly before 5:30 a.m. this morning as work begins on the I-694 Corridor. The traffic switch was delayed one day following an equipment breakdown Sunday night.

Eastbound traffic will be shifted to the outside two lanes of the interstate in the same area beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. During the traffic switch, motorist will find a single lane through the work zone.
As part of the closures, the ramp from East River Road to westbound I-694 closed Sunday night as originally planned and will remain closed until mid-October.

The traffic restrictions are needed for concrete pavement repair, drainage and bridge deck replacement project on I-694 between Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center and Interstate 35W in Arden Hills. During the work, motorists will find long-term lane closures and ramp and loop closures along the interstate.

Later this week, lane closures on both sides of the interstate will be expanded between I-35W and Hwy 100 through the end of the project in early November. Traffic will be restricted to two lanes of traffic daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and traffic will be a single lane in each direction each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

Ramps/loops between I-35W and Hwy 100 will be closed for up to ten days at a time during this construction season. No two interchanges will be closed in a row so motorist will have access to and from the interstate at the next interchange from the one closed.

NOTE: Watch for advance notice signs on all ramps for exact dates of closures. Information also will be provided in regular e-mail updates.


Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones