Olson Memorial Hwy in Minneapolis closing Sept. 6 through mid-October
ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 55/Olson Memorial Highway in north Minneapolis will encounter a closure between Van White Memorial Boulevard and West Lyndale Avenue beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. The highway will remain closed through mid-October.
Eastbound traffic on Olson Memorial Highway will be detoured around the closure via southbound Highway 100 and eastbound I-394. Westbound traffic on Olson Memorial Highway will be detoured around the closure via southbound West Lyndale Avenue, westbound Dunwoody Boulevard, westbound I-394 and northbound Highway 100.
Crews also will close the service road just south of Olson Memorial Highway between Van White Memorial Boulevard and Bryant Avenue from 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29th through mid-October.
Residents and others accessing homes, schools, businesses and other destinations near the construction area will be directed around the closures with signed local detours.
The closures are needed while crews remove an old tunnel that once carried Bassett Creek under Olson Memorial Highway, update drainage and utilities, and resurface a section of the highway.
All construction activities and traffic impacts are weather and schedule permitting and subject to change. Motorists should plan ahead, determine an alternate route and provide additional time to reach their destinations. For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.
To learn more about the project, visit mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy55mpls.