Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

Highway 55 in Minneapolis project location map

Hwy 55 in Minneapolis project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Current

Road closures

Through mid-September
June through September
  • Watch for temporary, short-term closures of Franklin Ave. near Hiawatha Ave. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.
  • Watch for temporary, short-term intersection closures within the project area. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.

Bridge closures

Through mid-September
Through late September

Lane closures

Through late August
  • The following intersections have traffic restrictions:
    • Hiawatha Ave. and Cedar Ave.
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 22nd St.
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 26th St.
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 28th St.
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 32nd St.
Through August
  • Hiawatha Ave. is reduced to one lane in both directions between 26th St. and 32nd St. Motorists should expect significant delays in the area.
    • Note: When NB Hiawatha Ave. between 32nd St. and 26th St. reopens on Sun, Aug. 7, it will be reduced to one lane of traffic through August.

Ramp closures

Through mid-September

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Road closures

11 p.m. Sun, Aug. 14 through 11 p.m. Wed, Aug. 17
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between Lake St. and 46th St.
    • Detour: SB I-35W to Hwy 62
11 p.m. Wed, Aug. 17 through 11 p.m. Sun, Aug. 21
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between 46th St. and Hwy 62
    • Detour: SB I-35W to Hwy 62

Lane closures

5 a.m. Thu, Aug. 18 through 10 p.m. Sat, Aug 20
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. over Franklin Ave. is reduced to one lane

Utility work

Centerpoint Energy and Xcel Energy will be working on Hiawatha Ave. between 35th St. and 46th St. This work will require temporary, short-term lane closures in both directions of Hiawatha Ave.

About this project

Crews will resurface Hwy 55/Hiawatha Ave. between I-35W and Hwy 62 and repair bridges from Hiawatha Ave. to 7th St., from 8th St. to Hiawatha Ave. and on SB Hiawatha Ave. over Franklin Ave.

Summary of work

  • Resurface Hiawatha Ave. between I-35W and Hwy 62
  • Repair three bridges
  • Update accessibility at intersections