County Road I roundabout
Ramsey County is working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the cities of Arden Hills and Shoreview to design improvements at the intersection of County Road I, Rice Creek Parkway, and Old Highway 8 in anticipation of traffic growth related to the Rice Creek Commons development. Construction of the improvements are scheduled to begin in spring 2017.
Improvements include a roundabout at the ramp from I-35W southbound to County Road I. Roundabouts accommodate a variety of roadway configurations and have been proven to increase safety and reduce delays. For more information on the benefits of roundabouts and how to navigate them, check out MnDOT’s roundabout website.
The ramp from County Road I to northbound I-35W will be removed in preparation of MnDOT’s I-35W Managed Lanes project, which is tentatively scheduled to begin in summer 2019. Old Highway 8 south of County Road I will be reconstructed as a part of the project and will be extended through Rice Creek Commons to the new interchange at County Road H and I-35W. Construction of the improvements are scheduled to begin in late spring 2017.