Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Highway 55/Bassett Creek Tunnel


Project complete

About this project

Hwy 55 between Van White Memorial Blvd. and North Bryant Ave. in Minneapolis project location map

Hwy 55 in Minneapolis project location map.

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This project removed the over 120 year old Bassett Creek tunnel that was no longer in use; a new tunnel was constructed to replace the old one in 2018. The project also replaced aging pavement on Hwy 55, which achieves MnDOT’s goal of maintaining a safe, efficient, accessible and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people.

Summary of work

  • Removed remainder of deteriorating tunnel formerly carrying Bassett Creek under Hwy 55
  • Lined/reconstructed 24 inch underlying sanitary sewer constructed below tunnel
  • Removed/replaced pavement on Hwy 55