Northbound hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue closure begins August 1
Roseville, Minn. – Beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will begin closing northbound hwy 55/Hiawatha Avenue between hwy 62 and Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis for pavement resurfacing and sidewalk, accessibility, lighting, and restoration work throughout the area. Local residences and businesses will be accessible during the closure.
The closure will occur in three stages:
- Beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, northbound Hiawatha Avenue from 32nd Street to 26th Street will be closed to traffic through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7. When northbound Hiawatha Avenue from 32nd Street to 26th Street reopens to traffic, it will be reduced to a single lane until the end of August.
- Beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, northbound Hiawatha Avenue from hwy 62 to 46th Street will be closed to traffic through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3.
- Beginning at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, northbound Hiawatha Avenue from 46th Street to 32nd Street will be closed to traffic through 11 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Motorists can use westbound hwy 62 and northbound I-35W as a detour.
Motorists should also plan for intermittent, short-term intersection closures along Hiawatha Avenue between 46th Street and 32nd Street through Sunday, Aug. 7. Cross-traffic and motorists on southbound Hiawatha Avenue should expect significant delays and use alternate routes.
All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather and schedule permitting and subject to change. MnDOT urges motorists to always be attentive, to drive with caution and to slow down in work zones where workers are present.
For more information and to see the full list of current and upcoming closures and detour routes, visit the Hiawatha Avenue construction project webpage at Project Hwy 55 Minneapolis.