Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-694

Arden Hills, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, Little Canada

Project complete

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map

I-694 project location map. Click map for larger PDF version.

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.