Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Annandale to Buffalo

Wright County

Current

Hwy 55 work zone

May 2019: Expect crews working on/along Hwy 55 between Annandale Blvd in Annandale and Oak Ave/Wright CR 8 in Maple Lake.

Detour map: Annandale to Maple Lake
Hwy 55 detoured. Access open to residents and businesses. Click map for PDF

Detour

Annandale to Maple Lake

Hwy 55 closed to through traffic between Annandale Blvd and Wright CR 7/37 until early-June. Detour uses Wright CR 5 in Annandale and CR 37 to Maple Lake. Detour map, PDF

Truck route: Spring restrictions lifted, follow through traffic detour.

Lane closures

Maple Lake

Plan on single lane closures/shifts and flaggers controlling traffic between Wright CR 7/37 and CR 8/Oak Ave in Maple Lake.

Hwy 55/CR 8/Oak Ave intersection: Expect a temporary all-way stop. Please be alert for pedestrians crossing at the intersection.

Hwy 55 OPEN

For residents and businesses in Annandale, Maple Lake, Buffalo

Access is open and maintained on Hwy 55, however expect changes and gravel surfaces between Annandale Blvd and Wright CR 7/37. The road will be temporarily impassable in this area to complete underground culvert work. Seek nearest route, PDF

About this project

Reconstruct and improve Hwy 55 between Annandale Blvd in Annandale and Hwy 25 in Buffalo, includes Maple Lake.

Hwy 55 project map
Roadwork on Hwy 55 Annadale to Buffalo in 2019. Click map for larger PDF

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 12 miles of road surface (full-depth reclaim), includes shoulders and turn-lanes
  • Widen the roadway and install a new center left-turn lane east of Wright CR 8/Oak Ave to 53rd St NW in Maple Lake to improve access to Elm Ave, Division St and adjacent business entrances
  • Repair or replace underground drainage structures and remove old cattle passes
  • Improve pedestrian access, includes sidewalks and approaches, and signal at Wright CR 8/Oak Ave in Maple Lake.

Schedule

Traffic plans, work stages

Work to be completed in three stages. Note schedule/stage changes in Maple Lake that begin May 13.

Hwy 55 Traffic plan
Until early June: Annandale to Maple Lake
About six weeks. Road closes to traffic between Annandale Blvd and CR 7/37 near Maple Lake. Detour uses Wright CR 5 and CR 37. Map, PDF

Begins May 13: Maple Lake

About two weeks. Lane closures on Hwy 55 with flaggers between CR 7/37 and CR 8/Oak Ave. Expect all-way stop at the Hwy 55/Oak Ave/CR 8 intersection. Map, PDF
Begins early June: Maple Lake to Buffalo About five weeks. Road closes to traffic between CR 8/Oak Ave and Hwy 25. Detour uses CR 8/Oak Ave, CR 37 and Hwy 25. Temp signal at CR 8 and CR 37 in Maple Lake. Stage 3 begins after June 1, when school season ends. Map, PDF