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Sept. 28, 2012

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Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue Xcel Energy project begins Oct. 3
Ten-day full closure of Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue begins 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 an Xcel Energy project begins Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

 

At 8 p.m. Oct. 3, lane closures and traffic shifts will occur between E. 28th Street and E. Lake Street for project preparation activities. Lane closures will begin on northbound Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue and then southbound Hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue as crews move to the west of the roadway throughout the night. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Oct. 4. The work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled for the evening of Oct. 4 in the case of inclement weather.

 

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 for motorists:

 

The work is for Xcel Energy’s Hiawatha Project to improve electric infrastructure in the area. More information about the project can be found at http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Transmission/Transmission_Projects/Hiawatha_Transmission_Project

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

 

 

 

 

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