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. Tue, June 28 through mid-July
  • The following intersections will be closed to cross-traffic:
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 37th St.
    • Hiawatha Ave. and 41st St.
      • Detour: Motorists will be detoured to nearby intersections. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.
Tue, June 21 through late June
  • The Hiawatha Ave. and 43rd St. intersection is closed to cross-traffic
Through mid-September
June through September
  • 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 lane closures on Hiawatha Ave. in both directions between Hwy 62 and 32nd St. Motorists should expect significant delays in the area.
  • Watch for temporary, short-term intersection closures in the project area. Please follow the posted detour routes during this time.

Bridge closures

Through mid-September
Fri, June 3 through late September

Lane closures

5 a.m. Mon, June 27 through Sun, July 10
  • NB Hiawatha Ave. is reduced to a single lane between 32nd St. and Cedar Ave.
Through Fri, July 1
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is reduced to one lane between Cedar Ave. and 32nd St.
Wed, June 22 through late June
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is reduced to one lane between 40th St. and 42nd St.

Ramp closures

Through mid-September

Upcoming

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

Road closures

5 a.m. Tue, July 5 through 5 a.m. Mon, July 18
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. will be closed from Cedar Ave. to E 32nd St.
Late July/early August through mid-August
  • NB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between Lake St. and 26th St.
    • Detour: Lake St. to Cedar Ave.
Early August through late August
  • SB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between 32nd St. and Hwy 62
  • NB Hiawatha Ave. is closed between Hwy 62 and 32nd St.
    • Note: Closures will not occur at the same time.

Ramp closures

5 a.m. Tue, July 5 through Sun, July 17
Late June/early July through late July
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to NB I-35W is closed
Mid-July through late July
Mid-July through mid-August
  • The ramp from NB Hiawatha Ave. to 3rd St. and Washington Ave. is closed
Late summer through early fall
  • The following ramps are closed:
    • NB Hiawatha Ave. to NB I-35W
    • NB Hiawatha Ave. to 3rd St. and Washington Ave.
      • Note: Ramp closures will not occur at the same time

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