Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 8, 2019

Residents invited to learn about 2019 Hwy 55 Annandale to Buffalo construction at three open houses

Construction and first detour begin in April/May

St. Cloud, Minn. – Those who travel Highway 55 between Annandale and Buffalo are encouraged to attend one of three public open houses to learn about a major project that will reconstruct and improve Highway 55 in 2019.

Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s construction details, planned traffic changes, detour routes and schedule. A large layout of the project will be on display, informational handouts will be available and MnDOT staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the project.

The open houses will be held in Buffalo, Maple Lake and Annandale at the following locations and times:

  • Buffalo Community Center, 206 Central Avenue, Thursday, March 21, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • “The V by H.H.” event center in Maple Lake, 66 Maple Ave. N, Monday, April 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Annandale city hall, 30 Cedar Court, April 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The project will begin in late-April/early-May, and be complete in late-July. All local businesses will remain accessible throughout the project.

The project will reconstruct Highway 55 between Annandale Boulevard in Annandale and Highway 25 in Buffalo, install a new center left-turn lane near County Road 8/Oak Avenue to 53rd Street NW in Maple Lake, repair or replace underground pipes and remove cattle passes, improve pedestrian access and the signal at Wright County Road 8/Oak Avenue, upgrade guardrail and install rumble strips. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride with long-life pavement, and improve safety, mobility and drainage along 12 miles of Highway 55.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

Stay connected

To have project email updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent to your inbox, to download detour maps or to get more information, visit the project’s website at www.mndot.gov/d3/projects/2019/h55 .

For information and updates on this and other MnDOT projects in Wright County visit www.mndot.gov/d3, and follow on Twitter @MnDOTCentral.

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