Highway 55/ Hiawatha Now Open

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says that Highway 55/ Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis opened again to traffic Sunday night.

A section of the road closed on Feb. 20 after some cables on the Martin Olav Sabo pedestrian bridge snapped.

For more information on the roadway and how it might affect your commute, visit 511mn.org or call 511.


One Comment

  1. Gordon says:

    It’s OK for LRT to pass under the bridge but not cars?

    What a bunch of bloody donkeys.

  2. pizzedoff says:

    Agreed. Traffic was flowing smoothly when the trains were stopped and the semaphores were on flash. Once the trains started up again and Hiawatha wasn’t open to cars, some ninny turned the semaphores back on and the traffic jams were pure hell. I was in a long line of cars that finally had had enough and just started going through the red light. Traffic was finally moving again as a result.

  3. pizzedoff says:

    And no, it did NOT result in any accidents.

    Stu pid trains. Stu pid light rail. Stu pid PRETTY bridge that just wasted the taxpayers a butt load of money.

  4. MN DOLT says:

    That bridge was only for looking at cause it’s real purty.

    It wasn’t meant to be used.

  5. Cathleen says:

    Funny how they say emergency vehicles can drive on that bridge but where is that posted along with the weight limit???????? Something is not adding up here!!!!

    1. Rufus Larkin says:

      Mike the BikeParamedic

  6. Shamika Laquita ShaWonda Dominiqua Jones says:

    I sho iz glad dat da train be runnin again so i kan go downtown and collect mah welfaya chek and EBT card!!

  7. Rufus Larkin says:

    Big deal. The snowstorm will probably shut down light rail again anyway.

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