Beginning today drivers in south Minneapolis will need to deal with lane and ramp closures on Hwy. 55 at the busy E. 28th Street intersection in south Minneapolis.

The beginning stages of the highway project gets underway at 9 a.m. today when access to and from 28th Street to northbound Hwy. 55 is closed and drivers will be directed to the inner lanes as work begins on the east side of the road.

Motorists will be directed to E. 26th St. to access Hwy. 55, also known as Hiawatha Ave, according to a Star-Tribune report that notes that a major disruption will go into effect at 10 p.m. Friday night when Hiawatha is closed in both directions between Lake St. and E. 26th St. The segment, which sees between 32,000 to 37,000 vehicles a day, will remain closed until Oct. 22.

The posted detour will take drivers who use Hiawatha along Lake St., Cedar Ave. and E. 26th St. or drivers could use the Crosstown, 35W and I-94 to avoid the area.