Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55—Buffalo to Rockford

Wright County

2018 Roadwork

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

Begins June 18

Motorists should plan travel, and expect delays and roadwork on Highway 55 from Buffalo to Rockford after June 18, 2018. Impacts, detour

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

Plan for delays, detour

Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford

June 18to July 8

Motorists can expect periodic lane and shoulder closures, flaggers, crews and heavy equipment along detour route and on segments of Highway 55 as crews prepare work areas.

Project location map - Hwy 55
Hwy 55 to detour early-July to late-August 2018. Map

July 9 to late-August

Hwy 55 to close from Division St in Buffalo to Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr in Rockford and detour for up to seven weeks.

  • 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 the Crow River bridge to Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive will remain open to local traffic with few traffic impacts. Hwy 55 from Autumn Oaks Drive to Division Street will be closed and impassable at some locations (replace underground culverts map). Please watch for changes, follow road signs and use the closest alternate route.
  • Access to businesses and residences to be maintained

Hwy 55 Rockford

Mid-June to mid-September

Hwy 55 to have segments of roadwork from Autumn Oaks/Electric Dr to the Crow River bridge, just east of Main St, in Rockford

  • Motorists: Periodic lane or access closures with flaggers
  • Pedestrians: Periodic sidewalk closures from Ash St to Main St, follow detour signs
  • Access to businesses and residences to be maintained

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Information is tentative and subject to change.