Sunday, March 3, 2013
Learn about the "I-694 Corridor North Central West" project at the Fridley Community Center from 4–7 p.m. on March 6, 2013.
If you'd like to know more about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's plans for improving I-694 through Fridley, mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 6, 2013. On that day, from 4–7 p.m., MnDOT officials will host an open house public meeting on the "I-694 Corridor North Central West" project at the Fridley Community Center. See the attached flier for the event by clicking on the PDF thumbnail. Or visit the City of Fridley website for more information about the project.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Person who jumped from overpass onto interstate suffered "non-life-threatening" injuries.
Update (7:10 p.m. Saturday): Authorities expect a person who jumped from the Main Street NE overpass in Fridley onto westbound I-694 Saturday to live. The person who jumped sustained "non-life-threatening injuries," according to Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol. Roeske said the person was taken to a hospital. He did not have further information about the person or the incident, including whether a vehicle that appeared to have been towed from the scene was involved. Update (5:50 p.m. Saturday): The Minnesota State Patrol has cleared the scene where a person jumped from the Main Street NE bridge in Fridley onto the westbound lanes of I-694. Anoka Emergency Dispatch did not know the condition of the person who jumped. An …
Saturday, January 21, 2012
As many as 25 vehicles involved; some injuries but no deaths.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A pileup of cars took place Saturday morning on the I-694 Mississippi River bridge just west of East River Road NE in Fridley, according to news reports. Between 12 and 25 vehicles were involved, according to the Star Tribune, which put the time of the incident at about 8:35 a.m. KSTP reported that as many as six separate crashes sent several people with minor injuries to North Memorial Hospital in ambulances. The freeway's westbound lanes were briefly closed, the Star Tribune said. Traffic was at one point backed up as far as a mile, according to WCCO-AM. Began Friday The interstate freeway slicing through Fridley and other roads in the city saw around 20 crashes by 3 p.m. Friday, after snow began falling that morning.
Monday, December 19, 2011
MnDOT's cost to fix I-694 noise wall that twister wrecked: $11,700.
One of the more visible remaining signs of damage from the May 22 tornado in Fridley is no more. Minnesota Department of Transportation workers finished repairs to the freeway noise wall along service road just north of I-694 and west of Seventh Street NE on Nov. 29, according to MnDOT spokesman R. Kent Barnard. A section of the wall was destroyed as the tornado hopped across the freeway . Here is what the State of Minnesota paid to fix the wall: MnDOT Metro District’s Spring Lake Park bridge crew did the work. A different crew, from MnDOT Metro District's Golden Valley Traffic Services department, will apply the final paint/stain finish when weather allows.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Likely cause: a tossed cigarette or something similar.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
A rush hour grass fire in the Hwy. 65 median sent smoke over I-694 Friday afternoon. Fridley firefighters put it out quickly by applying water, leaving about 50 feet of the median burned, according to Fire Chief John Berg. The fire took place between the northbound and southbound lanes of Hwy. 65 just north of I-694. Berg said a tossed cigarette or some other hot item likely started the fire.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The site is about two miles east, near I-694 and Hwy. 10.
How might a new Minnesota Vikings stadium near Highway 10 and I-694 impact Fridley? Minnesota lawmakers seem stymied on a state budget deal but some are still working on the Ramsey County stadium plan, Minnesota Public Radio reported Wednesday, and hope to spur action on the issue during a special legislative session. Also Wednesday, Arden Hills residents had their say during a special city council meeting (see agenda PDF and KSTP-TV YouTube) about the stadium plan first floated more than a month ago. Meanwhile, a couple blog commentators have taken shots at analyzing the Ramsey County plan for a retractable-roof stadium that would cost more than $1 billion to build two miles west of Fridley on the site of the former Twin Cities Ordnance …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Structural damage to businesses and homes but no one hurt or killed.
UPDATED (6 p.m.): Homes and businesses in several areas of Fridley suffered structural damage Sunday when a tornadic storm system swept through the city shortly after 2 p.m. No one was hurt or killed, according to Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud. Much of the structural damage was in an area bounded by 49th and 53rd avenues and Main Street and University Avenue, Monsrud said. Residents in the area gathered in the streets soon after the storm ripped through, assessing damage, taking photos and exchanging stories. Some seemed stunned; others quickly set about clearing downed trees or repairing roofs. The storm hit several commercial and industrial areas as well, with roofs blown off at a building at BAE Systems and another at a machine …
Monday, May 9, 2011
The excursion showed off redevelopment sites along the commuter-rail line.
Things didn't go quite according to plan when a bus tour of developers and architects rolled through Fridley on Thursday. But city staff who scrambled to adjust to tour-route changes said they scored a victory anyway: a prospective redeveloper for a site in the vicinity of the Northstar Commuter Rail station. The tour was meant to show off development possibilities around the five existing and four proposed stations from Fridley to St. Cloud But in Fridley, the bus exited I-694 at East River Road instead of University Avenue, forcing Fridley Community Development Director Scott Hickok to improvise a different onboard narration than he'd planned, he said. And when the bus pulled into the Northstar station's west parking lot instead of the …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The sun finally came out late Saturday afternoon and so did the fishermen.
Frank Lemieux of Fridley brought his son Lawrence and nephews Matthew, William and AJ to Anoka County Riverfront Regional Park to fish Saturday afternoon. They chose a spot just south of the I-694 bridge but found themselves fishing into strong winds from the west.