Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55/Olson Memorial Highway


Traffic impacts

Highway 55/Olson Memorial Highway between Thomas Ave. N and Bryant Ave. N. in Minneapolis project area map

Hwy 55/Olson Memorial Hwy in Minneapolis project area map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


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

Lane closures

Mon, Oct. 2
  • Olson Memorial Hwy is reduced to two lanes in both directions between Bryant Ave. N. and Thomas Ave. N.

About this project

We are installing temporary pedestrian safety improvements along Olson Memorial Hwy (Hwy 55) between Bryant Ave. N. and Thomas Ave. N. Crews will be installing flexible posts, signage, and marking pavement  to narrow the roadway, create shorter crossings for pedestrians, and improve visibility for people walking and driving.

The goal of this project is to reduce vehicle speeding and improve pedestrian crossings before constructing long-term improvements on Olson Memorial Hwy.

Summary of work

  • Install pavement markings, flexible posts, and signage
  • Add curb extensions at the various intersections along Olson Memorial Hwy
  • Reduce lanes from three lanes to two lanes in each direction