Rice Street between Vadnais Boulevard and Gramsie Road in Shoreview and Vadnais Heights will reopen to traffic in both directions Tuesday afternoon, June 25.

Lane closures have been in place on Rice Street since April 17 due to flooding from Lake Vadnais and the surrounding watershed.

Crews have cleared debris from the roadway and inspected the road and its underlying structures to determine that it’s safe to fully reopen to traffic.

In mid-July, Ramsey County Public Works will raise the height of a short stretch of pavement on Rice Street near the railroad bridge to prevent future flooding issues. The project is expected to take about one week to complete, and Rice Street will be closed while the work is underway. A detour route will be posted. Additional information – including the work schedule – will be posted to www.ramseycounty.us/ricestreetfloodingonce available.

The eastbound I-694 exit ramp to Rice Street, westbound I-694 entrance ramp from Rice Street, and westbound I-694 exit ramp to Rice Street remain closed for construction of the I-694/Rice Street interchange.

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