Hiawatha-Lake intersection improvements
Highway 55 and County Road 3 in Minneapolis
Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis are leading a partnership to make improvements to the intersection of Hiawatha Avenue (Highway 55) and Lake Street (County Road 3) in Minneapolis. In its current configuration the Hiawatha/Lake interchange area (Hi-Lake) is a difficult and uncomfortable place for people travelling regardless of mode of transportation.
An extensive reconfiguration project is planned for 2022 which would change the existing single-point diamond intersection design (SPUI) to a more conventional “tight diamond” which would narrow the ramps and remove the sweeping wide left and right turn lanes. The project is being designed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) with the financial participation of Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis and MnDOT.