Intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Street closed this weekend

Beginning Friday evening, the intersection of Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Street in downtown Minneapolis will close so crews can replace a rail in the METRO tracks. These two streets will reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, April 11.

Hennepin Avenue will close at 7 p.m., Friday, April 8, between Fourth and Sixth Streets. Local access to businesses will be allowed.

Fifth Street north of the tracks, which is one way, will close from Marquette Avenue to Hennepin Avenue North. Fifth Street south of the tracks will remain open from Marquette to Hennepin. All traffic on the south portion of Fifth Street will be required to turn left on to Hennepin. Fifth Street will also close from Hennepin to First Avenue North. Drivers should follow posted detours.

This is one of many construction projects that will affect traffic in Downtown this year. To help drivers know about all of the current and upcoming work, the City has mapped these projects. Links to the maps are available at


Published Apr 8, 2016