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April 22, 2022

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Hwy 55 construction begins Friday, April 29

I-494 closed May 6-9 to remove Hwy 55 bridge decks

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Resurfacing and bridge deck preservation is scheduled to begin on Friday, April 29 between Bloomington Road in Minneapolis and Hwy 52 in Inver Grove Heights.

Eastbound Hwy 55 will be closed from 6 a.m., Friday, April 29 through 5 p.m., Saturday, June 18 as construction crews repair pavement between Hwy 5 and Mendota Heights Road.

Hwy 55 also will close in both directions at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 between Mendota Heights Road and Argenta Trail in Inver Grove Heights. During the closure, motorists should follow the signed detour or find alternative routes to avoid congestion and delays. Hwy 55 is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, weather permitting.

Additionally, construction crews will close Interstate 35E in both directions between Hwy 77 near Apple Valley and I-494 in Mendota Heights at 9 p.m., Friday, April 29 to remove the Hwy 55 bridge deck over the road. Motorists should follow the signed detour on Hwy 77 and I-494 to access I-35E.  All lanes on I-35E are expected to open by 5 a.m., Monday, May 2.

All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather permitting and subject to change. MnDOT will maintain access to all businesses and residences throughout the project however, you may have to use a different route.

When possible, motorists should avoid cutting through neighborhoods and help keep the community safe by using posted detour routes.

Construction is expected to be complete by October 2022. 
For more information and to sign up for email updates, please visit: Hwy 55 Minneapolis to Inver Grove Heights Project (state.mn.us)