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I-694 closure between Snelling Avenue and Rice Street Sept. 20-23

I-694 is scheduled to be closed the weekend of Sept. 20-23 between Snelling Avenue and Rice Street for work on the I-694/Rice Street interchange reconstruction project. Both eastbound and westbound I-694 will close at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 for removal of the old Rice Street bridge over I-694.

The entrance ramp from Rice Street to eastbound I-694 will remain open.

I-694 will reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.

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Eastbound motorists will be detoured via southbound I-35W to eastbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35E, then east on I-694.

Westbound motorists will be detoured via southbound I-35E to westbound Highway 36 to northbound I-35W, then back to west or eastbound I-694.

Motorists should plan ahead for additional travel time and use an alternate route when possible.

Call 511 or visit for updates on state road conditions and follow @mndotnews for daily traffic updates.

Additional upcoming traffic changes

  • North Owasso Boulevard from Soo Street to Rice Street is expected to reopen to traffic on Thursday, Sept. 19.
  • Beginning Thursday, Sept. 19, traffic on Rice Street from North Owasso Boulevard to Vadnais Boulevard will shift to the west half of the road with one lane open in each direction.
  • In late September, the entrance ramp from Rice Street to westbound I-694 is expected to reopen to traffic, and the entrance ramp from Rice Street to eastbound I-694 is expected to close. The eastbound entrance ramp will remain closed through spring 2020.

The east and westbound I-694 exit ramps to Rice Street remain closed and are expected to reopen in late 2019.

Posted on Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:32 p.m.