Rice Street between Gramsie Road and Vadnais Boulevard is closed due to flooding. Learn more about the closure at

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Post Date:04/02/2019 10:21 AM

694 & Rice Street 

Update 4/17:  Rice Street is closed due to flooding between Vadnais Boulevard and Gramsie Road. Local traffic should take alternate routes. 

  • Westbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street
    The westbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street will be closing due to flooding on Rice Street. Traffic will be detoured on westbound I-694 to Lexington Avenue, then south on Lexington Avenue to County Road C, then east on County Road C to Rice Street.
  • Eastbound I-694 ramp to Rice Street
    Traffic is currently detoured east on I-694 to I-35E south to Little Canada Road, then west on Little Canada Road to Rice Street.
  • Westbound I-694 ramp from Rice Street
    A new detour will be in place due to flooding on Rice Street. Traffic will be detoured south on Rice Street to County Road C, then west on County Road C to Lexington Avenue, then north on Lexington Avenue to I-694.

Details on this closure can be found online at

Ramsey County is reconstructing the interchange at I-694 and Rice Street adjacent to the communities of Shoreview, Little Canada and Vadnais Heights.  Starting April 1, all traffic from North Owasso Boulevard to Vadnais Boulevard will shift to the east half of the road with one lane open in each direction. The stop light at Vadnais Lake Boulevard and Rice Street will become an all-way stop. The west half of the road will be closed for construction.

35W North MNPass

MnDOT’s I-35W North MnPASS project between Roseville and Lino Lakes began in early April. Drivers should prepare for lane and ramp closures during the three-year project, which will repair aging infrastructure and improve mobility on the freeway