Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

May 25, 2017

Hwys 25, 55 in Buffalo reduced to single lane beginning May 30

Crews to install permanent striping, complete off-roadway work

ST CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 25 and Highway 55 near the Highway 25/Highway 55 intersection in Buffalo may encounter delays as each road is intermittently reduced to a single lane beginning Tuesday, May 30.

The intermittent lane closures will occur from sunrise to sunset and will be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

The closures are needed while crews install permanent striping and conduct other work to complete the Highway 25 reconstruction project in Buffalo.

The project is one part of a multi-year, multi-project cooperative plan between the city of Buffalo and MnDOT to improve mobility, safety and infrastructure in Buffalo and Wright County. When the Highway 25 reconstruction project is complete in 2017, the combined 2015—2017 projects will:

  • Expand Highway 25 to four lanes between Highway 55 and 15th Street
  • Reconstruct Highway 25 through most of downtown Buffalo
  • Reconstruct and reconfigure the Highway 25/Highway 55 intersection
  • Upgrade signals and lighting on Highway 25 and Highway 55
  • Replace the existing Highway 25/Eighth Street N intersection with a roundabout
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility along Highway 25
  • Install a new roundabout at Highway 25/Settlers Parkway, extend Settlers Parkway to connect from Highway 25 to Highway 55, and improve the Highway 55/Settlers Parkway intersection
  • Improve underground utilities while roads are closed for construction
  • Add turn lanes at the Highway 55/Wright County Road 14 intersection, south of Buffalo

Highway 25 south of downtown Buffalo, near Buffalo Lake, is scheduled for reconstruction in 2022. More information on that project, and other state highway projects in Wright County will be announced as details become available.

To have project updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent directly to your inbox, sign up for the project’s email updates.

To download the latest project maps and get more project details, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/buffalo.

To receive information through Twitter about this and other state road projects in Buffalo and Wright County, follow MnDOT District 3 @MnDOTCentral.

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