- T.K. Kramascz
MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue utilities project continues
Access restrictions begin Oct. 9; 10-day full closure starts Oct. 12
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays and detours on both directions of Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue between E. Lake Street and E. 26th Street in Minneapolis as the roadway closes to traffic on Friday, Oct. 12.
Preparatory activities began Oct. 3 with lane closures and traffic shifts on this segment of roadway.
At 9 a.m. Oct. 9, access to and from northbound Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue at E. 28th Street and E. Lake Street will be closed, and northbound Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue traffic will be shifted toward the inside of the roadway. Motorists and pedestrians will be directed to E. 26th Street to access northbound Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue. The restrictions will remain in place until Oct. 12.
At 10 p.m. on Oct. 12, both directions of Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue between E. Lake Street and E. 26th Street will close.
The full closure will remain in place until 5 a.m. Oct. 22. During the closure, the following detours will be posted:
- Main detour: Use Hwy 62, I-35W and I-94
- Local area detour: Use E. Lake Street, Cedar Avenue and E. 26th Street
The work is for Xcel Energy’s project to improve electric infrastructure in the area. More information about it can be found at
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