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Rice Street reopens to northbound traffic from Vadnais Boulevard to Gramsie Road

May 8 update: Rice Street between Vadnais Boulevard and Gramsie Road has reopened to northbound traffic only.

The timeline for reopening to southbound traffic remains dependent on weather conditions and water levels. Public Works is continuing to assess solutions to keep water off the road so it can safely reopen to traffic in both directions.

The westbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street, which also closed in April due to flooding, remains closed.

Thank you for your patience and please drive safely.

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April 17: Rice Street between Vadnais Boulevard and Gramsie Road closed April 17 in both directions due to flooding caused by rising water levels in Lake Vadnais.

Local traffic should use alternate routes during the closure.

Rice Street will remain closed until flood waters recede and the road is safe for travel. The timeline for reopening the road is dependent on weather.

Contact 651-266-7100 with questions about the Rice Street closure.

I-694/Rice Street interchange detours

Due to the flooding, new detours are in place for the I-694/Rice Street interchange construction project.

  • Westbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street
    The westbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street is closed due to flooding on Rice Street. Traffic is detoured on westbound I-694 to Lexington Avenue, then south on Lexington Avenue to County Road C, then east on County Road C to Rice Street.
     
  • Eastbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street
    Traffic is detoured east on I-694 to I-35E south to Little Canada Road, then west on Little Canada Road to Rice Street.
     
  • Westbound I-694 ramp from Rice Street
    Traffic is detoured south on Rice Street to County Road C, then west on County Road C to Lexington Avenue, then north on Lexington Avenue to I-694.

View detours on interactive map

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 2:16 p.m.