Work planned on I-694 and I-35W near Twin Cities this weekend

If your trucking has you traveling on and near Interstate 694 and Interstate 35W north of Minnesota's Twin Cities, expect to encounter several closures beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, April 9 and lasting over the weekend.

The Minnesota DOT says it crews will close westbound I-694 between I-35W and Long Lake Road in New Brighton 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—identified during routine maintenance work—beneath the westbound lanes of I-694, according to MDOT.

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

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

  • 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 www.511mn.org for updates.

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