Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55


About this project

Hwy 55 between Van White Memorial Blvd. and North Bryant Ave. in Minneapolis project location map

Hwy 55 in Minneapolis project location map.

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Our values are to plan, build, operate and maintain a safe, accessible, efficient and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people to destinations and markets throughout the state, regionally and around the world.

Removal of the Bassett Creek tunnel achieves the goal of maintaining a safe, efficient, accessible and reliable multimodal transportation system that connects people.

Summary of work

  • Remove remainder of deteriorating bridge/culvert formerly carrying Bassett Creek under Hwy 55, and repair 24 inch sanitary sewer constructed below tunnel
  • Install dual storm trunk pipes and connect to Basset Creek Bridge Culvert constructed in 2018
  • Line/reconstruct underlying sanitary sewer
  • Remove/replace pavement on Hwy 55

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect a full closure of Hwy 55 with a detour.