I-694/Rice Street Interchange

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I-694/Rice Street Interchange proposed design
I-694/Rice Street Interchange proposed design

Ramsey County is reconstructing the interchange at I-694 and Rice Street adjacent to the communities of Shoreview, Little Canada and Vadnais Heights. Once complete, the multi-year project will:

  • Improve traffic operations along Rice Street through the interchange area.
  • Prioritize the most vulnerable users to ensure that all users have equitable safety and mobility through the interchange.
  • Improve economic development opportunities in underutilized sites.

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Timeline

Work will begin in March 2019 and is expected to last two years.

Detours

Rice Street will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the project. Starting April 1, all traffic from North Owasso Boulevard to Vadnais Boulevard will shift to the east half of the road with one lane open in each direction. The stop light at Vadnais Lake Boulevard and Rice Street will become an all-way stop. The west half of the road will be closed for construction.

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Eastbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street

The eastbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street will be closed starting Monday, March 18. The ramp will remain closed for approximately five months.

Traffic will be detoured east on I-694 to I-35E south to Little Canada Road, then north on I-35E to I-694 west to Rice Street. Local traffic can also exit west on Little Canada Road to Rice Street.

Westbound I-694 ramp from Rice Street

The westbound I-694 ramp from Rice Street will be closed starting Monday, March 18. The ramp will remain closed for approximately five months.

Traffic will be detoured north on Rice Street to west on Gramsie Road to south on Victoria Street to the I-694 westbound ramp. Local traffic south of I-694 can also take Rice Street south to east on Little Canada Road to I-35E north to I-694 westbound.

Traffic simulations

These video simulations represent projected traffic volumes in 2040 on the Rice Street corridor for the morning and afternoon rush hours.