Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 12, 2016

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Hwy 55 ramp to Seventh Street in Minneapolis closing April 18-May 2

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will be unable to access Seventh Street from northbound Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue beginning April 18 at 1 a.m., weather permitting. The ramp will remain closed through early May.

Motorists intending to access Seventh Street from Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue will be detoured to Third Street and Portland Avenue. 

The closure is needed while crews continue to reconstruct a new westbound I-94 bridge/ramp to Seventh Street in downtown Minneapolis.

The work is part of a larger project that includes realigning the existing westbound I-94 exit to Fifth Street by constructing a new section of ramp that will redirect traffic exiting westbound I-94 to Seventh Street instead of Fifth Street. 

Motorists entering downtown Minneapolis from westbound I-94 will continue to use the existing ramp to Fifth Street during construction.

Additional work includes installing a traffic signal system and making accessibility improvements for pedestrians at the intersection of Seventh Street and 13th Avenue.

This project is a collaborative effort of the city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Transportation that will:

  • Improve mobility and access to downtown Minneapolis from westbound I-94.
  • Reduce congestion on downtown area streets.
  • Improve pedestrian safety at Seventh Street/13th Avenue intersection

For more information or to sign up for email project updates, visit www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94minneapolis/.

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

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