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Construction work on I-694 and Rice Street interchange begins Monday

Construction work on I-694 and Rice Street interchange begins Monday Photo: MGN

March 17, 2019 03:15 PM

Work begins next week on reconstructing the Interstate 694/Rice Street interchange in Shoreview, Little Canada and Vadnais Heights, Ramsey County is reminding motorists.

Starting Monday, the eastbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street and westbound I-694 ramp from Rice Street will be closed for approximately five months. Detours will be posted.

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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.

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Traffic will be detoured north on Rice Street to west on Gramsie Road to south on Victoria Street to the I-694 westbound ramp, the county said. 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.

Rice Street will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the project.

The, on April 1, all traffic from from North Owasso Boulevard to Vadnais Boulevard will shift to the east half of the road with one lane open in each direction. The west half will be closed for construction.

You can view closures on the county's Public Works map here.

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