I-694 westbound closes in the north metro this weekend | KSTP.com

I-694 westbound closes in the north metro this weekend

Josie Smith
Updated: April 09, 2021 05:58 AM
Created: April 09, 2021 04:57 AM

Weekend closures are about to become the norm. If you've traveled along Interstate 694 in the north metro in the last couple of weeks, you've probably noticed a few construction barrels along the way.

MnDOT says the lane closure folks have been encountering is related to emergency drainage repairs. A deteriorating drainage pipe located beneath I-694 was discovered during a recent routine inspection. Now it's time to fix it.

Westbound I-694 will close between I-35W and Long Lake Road in New Brighton starting at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be detoured south on I-35W to I-94 westbound. Four ramps will close during the same time:

  • I-35W northbound to I-694 westbound
  • I-35W southbound to I-694 westbound
  • I-35W southbound to I-694 eastbound
  • County Road 96 to I-35W southbound

Looking ahead to next weekend, MnDOT plans to shut down I-94 in the northwest metro. The westbound lanes near Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center will close for concrete and drainage repairs.

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