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.

Current

Road closures

5 a.m. Sat, Oct. 1 through Tue, Oct. 4
  • The Hiawatha Ave./50th St. intersection is closed to EB/WB traffic
    • Detour: 50th St. traffic will use Minnehaha Pkwy. to cross Hiawatha Ave.
5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 26 through early October
  • The Hiawatha Ave./38th St. intersection is closed to EB/WB traffic
    • Detour: 38th St. traffic will use 35th St. to cross Hiawatha Ave.
Through early October
June through early October
  • Watch for temporary, short-term closures of Franklin Ave. near Hiawatha Ave. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.
  • Watch for temporary, short-term intersection closures within the project area. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.

Bridge closures

Through mid-October

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 12 through early October
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to 3rd St./Washington Ave. is closed
    • Detour: NB I-35W to 4th St./University Ave.
Through mid-October

Upcoming

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

Road closures

5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 3 through Sat, Oct. 15
  • Franklin Ave. under Hiawatha Ave. is closed
    • Detour: Bloomington Ave. to 24th Ave. to Cedar Ave. to Franklin Ave.
Wed, Oct. 5 and Thu, Oct. 6; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • SB I-35W is closed between Washington Ave. and I-94
Mon, Oct. 10 and Tue, Oct. 11; 11:45 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • NB I-35W is closed between I-94 and Washington Ave.
    • Note: At 10 p.m., NB I-35W is reduced to one lane between I-94 and Washington Ave.
    • Detour: Washington Ave. to NB I-35W

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Mon, Oct. 3 through Fri, Oct. 14
  • The ramps from NB Hiawatha Ave. to Cedar Ave. and Cedar Ave. to NB Hiawatha Ave. are closed
    • Detour: 26th St. to Hiawatha Ave.
Mon, Oct. 3 and Tue, Oct. 4; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • The ramps from SB I-35W and Washington Ave. to WB I-94/11th Ave. are closed
    • Detour: Follow the posted detour
Wed, Oct. 12 and Thu, Oct. 13; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly
  • The ramp from NB I-35W to Washington Ave./U of M/3rd St. is closed
    • Detour: NB I-35W to 4th St./University Ave.

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