Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-694

Arden Hills, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada

Project largely complete

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map

I-694 project location map

Click map for larger PDF version.

Both directions of I-694 between I-35E and Lexington Ave. are open to three lanes.

Although project work is largely complete, there will still be temporary shoulder closures and possible lane closures through late November.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Add a third general purpose lane in each direction between Rice St. and Lexington Ave.
  • Reconstruct I-694 between Rice St. and Lexington Ave.
  • Rebuild interstate ramps at Lexington Ave, Victoria St. and Rice St.
  • Open the right lane of the bridge from NB I-35E to WB I-694. The right lane will become an exit-only lane to Rice St.
  • Build a noise wall along the south side of I-694 west of Rice St. in Shoreview
  • Improve storm water drainage throughout the corridor.
  • Project information flyer (PDF)

A noise study conducted in the area in 2014 showed that a noise barrier constructed south of I-694 and west of Rice St. would reduce the noise from traffic for some property owners and residents. Residents and property owners who will have a reduction in noise of at least five (5) decibels voted on construction of a noise barrier in April 2015. They approved its construction as part of this project in 2016. More information about noise barriers.

Video Series

Know Your Route - watch this series of videos to learn about the work on I-694 between Lexington Ave. in Arden Hills and Rice St. in Little Canada from Spring 2016 through Fall 2017.

Brief Project Overview

Impact on Minnesota's Economy