Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 5, 2013

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Traffic switches ahead on I-694 between Brooklyn Center, Arden Hills 


Roseville, Minn.— As work wraps up on portions of the inside lanes of eastbound Interstate 694 between Hwy 100 in Brooklyn Center and I-35W in Arden Hills, concrete pavement repair will move to the outside lanes of the roadway. No ramp closures will change in this section of the project at this time. The overnight traffic switches will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 7 on the eastbound lanes of the interstate. Work will be completed each morning by 6 a.m. and the interstate will be back to two lanes in each direction for morning rush hour.

On subsequent nights, traffic in both directions will be switched to the inside lanes between Highway 100 and East River Road. At that time the following ramps will close for approximately two months:

  • East River Road to east and westbound I-694
  • All movements between Highway 252 and I-694.

NOTE: The ramp from westbound I-694 to East River Road remains open.

Weather permitting, all traffic switches and closures should be completed by early Saturday, Aug.  Please follow posted detours to reach our destination.

Lane restrictions also will continue with the interstate restricted to two lanes of traffic through the area daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the roadway is a single lane nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. the following morning.

Concrete pavement repair, drainage and bridge deck replacement on I-694 between I-35W in Arden Hills and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center will continue until early November.

Long-term lane closures and ramp and loop closures continue on the project through early November. Traffic is restricted to two lanes of traffic daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is a single lane in each direction each night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

For more information on the I-694 North Central WEST Project and a list of closures, please visit http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/694west/

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