- Bre Grand
MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
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:
- 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 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.
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