Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55/Olson Memorial Highway


About this project

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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MnDOT installed new temporary pedestrian safety improvements along Olson Memorial Hwy (Hwy 55) between Bryant Ave. N. and Thomas Ave. N. The pedestrian safety improvements, called curb extensions, narrowed the roadway creating shorter crossings for pedestrians, and better visibility for people walking and driving.

The goal of this project was to try out this pedestrian safety feature before committing to it as a long-term design improvement on Olson Memorial Hwy. MnDOT is very interested in your feedback on these temporary curb extensions. Please submit your input through the feedback form on the contacts webpage.

Additional work is tentatively scheduled for 2023. More information about upcoming work will be posted as details become available.

Summary of work

  • Installed pavement markings, flexible posts, and signage
  • Added temporary curb extensions at the various intersections along Olson Memorial Highway
  • Reduced lanes from three lanes to two lanes in each direction

Traffic impacts

All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.


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