Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55

Inver Grove Heights, Eagan, Mendota, Mendota Heights and Minneapolis

Traffic impacts

Highway 55 between Bloomington Road in Minneapolis and Hwy 52 in Inver Grove Heights project location map

Hwy 55 project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Current

Road closures

5 a.m. Thu, June 23 through mid-August
  • EB Hwy 55 is closed between Hwy 5 and Hwy 13
Through 6 p.m. Thu, June 30
  • EB Hwy 55 is closed between Hwy 13 and Mendota Heights Rd.
6 a.m. Sat, May 28 through mid-August
  • Hwy 55 is closed in both directions between Blue Gentian Rd./Lexington Ave. and Mendota Heights Rd.

Lane closures

9 p.m. Thu, June 23 through 5 a.m. Fri, June 24
  • WB I-494 is reduced to one lane between I-35E and Pilot Knob Rd.
Fri, June 24 through Fri, July 1; 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • EB I-494 is reduced to one lane in both directions between Pilot Knob Rd. and I-35E

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Thu, June 23 through mid-August
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • SB Hwy 5 to EB Hwy 55
    • EB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 5

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect full and directional closures with detours.

Ramp closures

7 p.m. Thu, June 30 through 6 a.m. Fri, July 1
  • The ramp from EB I-494 to SB I-35E is closed
8 p.m. Mon, June 27 through 5 a.m. Tue, June 28
  • The ramp from NB I-35E to I-494 is closed

About this project

The goal of this project is to improve the ride (smoothness), restore the pavement and redeck or repair bridges in the project area.

Summary of work

  • Redeck the Hwy 55 bridges over I-494 and I 35E
  • Update pavement on Hwy 55 between Bloomington Rd. in Minneapolis and Hwy 52 in Inver Grove Heights
  • Repair pavement on Hwy 55 over the Minnesota River on the Mendota Bridge
  • Add trail between Mendota Heights Rd. and Blue Gentian Rd.