Major traffic delays expected as construction begins on 694

10:08 PM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- Construction begins this week on a road project that is expected to cause major traffic delays.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says they will be closing lanes, ramps and loops as they repair concrete pavement and replace bridge decks on I-694 between I-35W in Arden Hills and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center.

According to MnDOT, the project will take nearly six months to complete.

"We're going to extend the life of the pavement for a number of years," said MnDOT spokesperson Kent Barnard. "It will be a much smoother stretch and much safer."

Crews will begin closing lanes at 7 p.m. Sunday.  Two lanes will be open in each direction during daytime hours, and a single lane will be open during nighttime hours as they work on the project.

They say there will be several weekend full closures and detours as they do bridge work at I-35W and Hwy 252.

Check out MnDOT's project website for more information and to sign up for email alerts. 

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