Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 17, 2019

Hwy 55 Annandale to Maple Lake closes, detour begins April 29

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 55 between Annandale and Maple Lake will encounter delays and a detour after the road is closed between County Road 5 in Annandale, and County Road 7/County Road 37 in Maple Lake, Monday, April 29.

Motorists should follow the signed detour along County Road 5 and County Road 37, or plan their own alternate routes.

All local businesses and residences located along Highway 55 will remain accessible throughout the closure. Motorists should contact local businesses directly to get the best direct route to their individual locations, as Highway 55 will be impassable at different locations as the project progresses.

All lanes of Highway 55 between Annandale and Maple Lake will open in early-June. After those lanes open, Highway 55 between Maple Lake and Buffalo will close for up to 6 weeks. More information on that closure will be issued as details become available.

The closures are part of a major project that will reconstruct and improve Highway 55 between Annandale and Buffalo in 2019. The project will reconstruct the road surface along 12 miles of 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, enhance traffic flow in Maple Lake, improve safety, mobility and drainage along the corridor.

To have project updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent directly to your inbox, visit the project’s website at www.mndot.gov/d3/projects/2019/h55 and click the “Email Updates” icon in the right-hand column. Signing up typically takes two minutes or less.

For updates and project maps online, visit mndot.gov/d3/projects/2019/h55, or follow @MnDOTCentral on Twitter. For information on other projects in Wright, Sherburne, Stearns and other counties in central Minnesota, visit www.mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit www.511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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