Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55—Buffalo to Rockford

Wright County

Plan for delays, detour

Project location map - Hwy 55
Hwy 55 closed to through traffic until late-August 2018. Detour map

Current impacts

Detour until mid/late-August

Highway 55 is closed to through traffic from Division St in Buffalo to Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr in Rockford until mid/late-August. Latest project update

Hwy 55 in Rockford from the Crow River bridge to Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive remains open to local traffic with periodic lane closures.

  • Through traffic: Detour uses Hwy 25 at Buffalo, Hwy 12 to Delano and Wright CR 139/County line Rd, Hennepin CR 11 and CR 92/Dogwood St to Rockford. Expect delays, and seek possible alternative routes. Detour map
  • Local traffic: Hwy 55 from Autumn Oaks Drive to Division Street will be closed and impassable at some locations. Please watch for changes, follow road signs and use the closest alternate route. Underground structures 1-5 map.
      1. Gabler Ave at Hwy 55 to close periodically to replace pipe; Hwy 55 remains open
      2. Hwy 55 west of 30th St SE closes Friday, July 13 for a week to replace pipe
      3. Hwy 55 east of Eckert Ave SE - date TBD
      4. Hwy 55 between Deadrick Ave SE and Eastwood Ave - date TBD
      5. Hwy 55 east of 5th St SE/Wright CR 33 - date TBD

Access to businesses and residences to be maintained and open

Looking ahead

Mid/late-August to mid-September

Segments of Highway 55 Buffalo to Rockford intermittently reduced to a single lane.

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Information is tentative and subject to change.

2018 Roadwork

Project location map - Hwy 55 Detour map
Hwy 55 roadwork from Buffalo to Rockford. About this project flyer

Summary of work

Buffalo to Rockford

  • Reconstruct Hwy 55 (full-depth reclamation) from Division St in Buffalo to Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr in Rockford, includes shoulders and turn lanes
  • Replace or repair underground culverts and cattle passes
  • Replace guardrail

Rockford

  • Resurface Hwy 55 in Rockford from Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr to east of Main St at the Crow River, includes shoulders and turn lanes
  • Install a center left-turn lane at Hwy 55/Walnut Pl
  • Upgrade pedestrian sidewalks and approach ramps from Ash St to Main St
  • Upgrade the signal at Hwy 55/Main St with a left-turn flashing yellow arrow