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Aug. 16, 2012



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Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue closure occurs Aug. 19-20
Closure needed for Martin Olav Sabo Pedestrian Bridge maintenance


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience a closure and detour on both directions of Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue between E. 26th Street and E. 28th Street in Minneapolis as the roadway closes at 7 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19.


During the closure, a posted detour will direct motorists to use E. 26th Street, Cedar Avenue and E. 28th Street. Pedestrians are advised to follow posted detours to cross Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue at E. 28th Street.


The closures are needed for maintenance work on the Martin Olav Sabo Pedestrian Bridge. The roadway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20.


For updated information from the city of Minneapolis regarding the work on the pedestrian bridge, contact Matt Laible at 612-673-2786 or visit


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