Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-694 Interchange Reconstruction

Hwy 10 to Victoria Street in Arden Hills

Orange barrels on a highway


Conceptual designs

The corridor is split into four segments and the current designs can be viewed by clicking on the segments below:



The I-694 corridor passes through 11 communities and 3 counties. They include:

  • Arden Hills
  • Fridley
  • Little Canada
  • Mahtomedi
  • Maplewood
  • New Brighton
  • Oakdale
  • Pine Springs
  • Shoreview
  • Vadnais Heights
  • White Bear Lake
  • Anoka County
  • Ramsey County
  • Washington County

Environmental assessment

As part of the I-694 E to W project, a joint federal/state environmental review document has been prepared. This document defines the need for the project, the general decision-making process, and presents the social, economic, environmental, and transportation impacts associated with the proposed transportation improvement.

 Negative declaration (Dec. 17, 2009)

MnDOT issued a negative declaration on the need for an Environmental Impact Statement. Download a copy of the negative declaration transmittal letter, MnDOT’s findings of fact and conclusions and FHWA's Finding Of No Significant Impacts (PDF, 6.7 MB).


 Noise Advisory Committee

MnDOT investigated the impacts that may result from the realignment of I-694 and reconstruction of the interchange of I-694, Hwy 10, Hwy 51/Snelling Avenue and Hamline Avenue in Arden Hills. One part of the documentation involved existing noise levels and predicted future noise levels based on the reconstruction project. Because traffic noise is an important project issue, a key element of the public involvement process was the work of the Noise Advisory Committee (NAC), which was comprised of community members and city staff along with MnDOT and consultant staff.

The committee served to provide two-way communication between the community and the project team regarding traffic noise. Three meetings were held between March 2010 and July 2010 to educate residents regarding the noise evaluation process and to gather community issues and perspectives.

Following a review of the noise analysis methodology and results of noise impact and mitigation analyses, it was determined that noise walls do not meet the department’s noise policy and that no walls will be built as part of the I-694 North Central projects.