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New Hope Couple Dies In I-694 Crash, 2-Year-Old Child Survives

A man and woman are dead after their car slammed into the back of a semi-truck on Interstate 694 in Fridley, Minn. Friday night. The crash happened around 8:15 p.m. near the intersection of Matterhorn Drive. Witnesses said the car was going 100 to 120 miles an hour when it crashed into the back of the semi-truck.

04/05/2014

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Weekend Drivers Could Be Impacted By Closures On I-35E, Highway 169

Drivers all around the metro area may encounter some delays and detours this weekend, and for St. Paul drivers, for the next couple of months. Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, both directions of I-35E will shut down between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada, Minn.

03/07/2014

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One Dead In I-694 Crash In Brooklyn Center

At least one person is dead in a two-car crash on Interstate 694 in Brooklyn Center Monday night. According to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol, the fatal crash happened at 7:50 p.m. on eastbound I-694.

09/16/2013

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I-694 & I-494 Closures Challenge Weekend Drivers

If you’re heading out Saturday morning, start planning your detour. Some big freeway closures will likely cause backups and headaches. In the New Brighton/Shoreview area, eastbound Interstate 694 between I-35W and Lexington Avenue is closed. And in Bloomington, I-494 eastbound is closed between Highway 100 and 35W.

09/06/2013

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Summer Construction Season At Halfway Point

When your motto is making “freaky fast” deliveries, the last thing you need to see are orange barrels and detour signs. It’s been a tough summer for Jimmy John’s delivery driver Joshua McClain. “The way [the] highway is is just stopping our business from getting here,” McClain said. “So I’m not getting in as many hours of work. And I mean, just to get anyplace, period, 694 is a highway that everybody uses.”

08/12/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Use Cloverleaf Interchanges On Roads?

We’ve all seen the traffic camera shot of a tractor-trailer sprawled out on the highway after trying to take a cloverleaf curve. So, that had WCCO-TV viewer Adam Portner wondering: Why do we use cloverleaf interchanges on interstates?

06/20/2013

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Long, Slow Summer Commutes Setting In For I-694 Drivers

Several times a day, cab driver Bashir Abdi takes a fare over Interstate 694 between New Brighton and Brooklyn Center. But his days are about to get much longer, and his patience much shorter.

06/17/2013

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Traffic Restrictions Slated For Monday Night On I-694 In Brooklyn Center

Traffic restrictions are slated to begin Monday night on westbound Interstate-694 between East River Road and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center, the Department of Transportation says. The restrictions were supposed to set in Sunday night, but equipment problems prompted a delay.

06/17/2013

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Get Ready For Some Major Traffic On 694 Monday

Get ready for some major traffic trouble Monday. That’s when a five-month road project begins on Interstate 694 — one of the busiest roadways in the north metro.

06/16/2013

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7 Seriously Injured In Fridley Car Rollover

A car rollover in Fridley has injured seven passengers, including a 4-year-old boy, early Saturday evening.

04/27/2013

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I-694′s Major Reconstruction Begins In June

It’s among the oldest stretches of interstate in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and at 124,000 vehicles traveling the beltway each day, Interstate 694 is also among the area’s most heavily traveled.

01/29/2013

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Major Traffic Changes Ahead On I-694 Projects In Arden Hills

Major traffic switches are planned throughout the weekend as construction activity winds down for the season on the Interstate 694 North Central Projects in Arden Hills.

11/16/2012