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April 7, 2021

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Westbound I-694 in New Brighton closing April 9-12 for drainage repair

Crews closing several I-694/I-35W area ramps April 9-12

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on and near Interstate 694 and I-35W in the northern Twin Cities metro area will encounter several closures beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, April 9.

Crews will close westbound I-694 between I-35W and Long Lake Road beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, April 9 through 5 a.m. Monday, April 12, weather permitting. The closure is needed so crews can safely replace a deteriorating drainage pipe beneath the westbound lanes of I-694.

Westbound I-694 traffic will be detoured around the closure via southbound I-35W to westbound I-94.  

Crews also will close four ramps as part of the westbound I-694 closure:

  • Southbound I-35W to westbound I-694
    Motorists will be detoured to southbound I-35W and westbound I-94.
  • Northbound I-35W to westbound I-694
    Motorists intending to use this ramp will be detoured to westbound Highway 10, westbound Highway 610 and southbound Highway 252.
  • Southbound I-35W to eastbound I-694
    Traffic will be detoured to eastbound Highway 10, just north of the I-694 closure.
  • County Road 96 to southbound I-35W
    Motorists intending to access southbound I-35W from County Road 96 will be detoured to northbound Old Highway 8 and eastbound County Road H.

All motorists are advised to plan ahead, allow extra time, and check 511 for updates: 511mn.org