Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 5, 2018

Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford closes, detour begins July 9

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Motorists who travel Hwy 55 between Division Street in Buffalo, and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive Rockford, should plan alternate routes and additional time for travel as the road closes to through traffic after 7 a.m. Monday, July 9.

A signed detour will direct traffic along a 20-mile detour that follows County Road 92/Dogwood Street, County Road 11, County Road 139/County Line Road, Hwy 12 and Hwy 25. The detour adds 13.5 miles to the trip.

While the road will be closed to through traffic, all businesses and local residences located along Hwy 55 will remain accessible throughout the project.

All lanes of Hwy 55 between Division Street in Buffalo, and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive Rockford, will open by Aug. 31.

The closure is part of a major project to reconstruct and improve Hwy 55 between Buffalo and Rockford in 2018. The project will reconstruct the road between Division Street in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive in Rockford, resurface between Autumn Oaks Drive and the Crow River bridge in Rockford, replace or repair underground culverts, remove cattle passes, upgrade guardrail, install a new center left-turn lane at Hwy 55/Walnut Place, upgrade the Hwy 55/Main Street signal and improve sidewalks in Rockford.

When complete, the project will improve the ride along 7.5 miles of Hwy 55, and improve drainage, safety and accessibility.

Stay informed about the project

To get the latest information and maps, or to sign up to have important project email updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent directly to your inbox, visit the project’s website at  mndot.gov/d3/2018/h55/.

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For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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