Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue

Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

Highway 55 in Minneapolis project location map

Hwy 55 in Minneapolis project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available.

Road closures

Mon, May 23 through mid-September
Mon, May 23 through Fri, May 27  
June through September
  • Watch for temporary, short-term closures of Franklin Ave. near Hiawatha Ave.
Fri, June 3 through Mon, June 6
  • I-35W is closed in both directions between I-94 and Hwy 280 for removal of the 7th St. and 8th St. bridge decks over I-35W
Early June through mid-June
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between Cedar Ave. and 32nd St.
Late June/early July through mid-July
  • NB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between Lake St. and 26th St. is closed
Late June/early July
  • Portions of SB Hiawatha Ave. between 32nd St. and Hwy 62 are closed
  • Portions of NB Hiawatha Ave. between Hwy 62 and 32nd St. are closed
    • Note: Closures will not occur at the same time.

Bridge closures

Mon, May 23 through mid-September
Early June through late September
  • The bridge from NB Hiawatha Ave. into downtown (7th St.) is closed
    • Detour: NB Hiawatha Ave. to 3rd St. to Portland Ave. to 7th St.

Ramp closures

Mon, May 23 through mid-September
Mid-July through late July
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to WB I-94 is closed
Mid-July through mid-August
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to 3rd St. and Washington Ave. is closed
Late June/early July through late July
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to NB I-35W is closed

Utility work

Centerpoint Energy and Xcel Energy will be working on Hiawatha Ave. between 35th St. and 46th St. This work will require temporary, short-term lane closures in both directions of Hiawatha Ave.

About this project

Crews will resurface Hwy 55/Hiawatha Ave. between I-35W and Hwy 62 and repair bridges from Hiawatha Ave. to 7th St., from 8th St. to Hiawatha Ave. and on SB Hiawatha Ave. over Franklin Ave.

Summary of work

  • Resurface Hiawatha Ave. between I-35W and Hwy 62
  • Repair three bridges
  • Update accessibility at intersections