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