Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Annandale to Buffalo

Wright County

2019 Roadwork

Reconstruct and improve Highway 55 from Poplar Ave S in Annandale to Highway 25 in Buffalo, includes Maple Lake, in 2019.

Project map
Hwy 55 Annandale to Buffalo, includes Maple Lake. Click map for larger PDF version.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct 13 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
  • Upgrade guardrail and install rumble strips

Future impacts

Project requires detours, work stages

Work to be completed in three stages between April and August, 2019.

Hwy 55 Tentative detours
Stage 1: Annandale to Maple Lake
Road closes to through traffic between Poplar Ave S and CR 7/37. Detour uses CR 5 and CR 37. Map, PDF

Stage 2: Maple Lake to Buffalo

Road closes to through 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 2 begins after June 1, when school season ends. Map, PDF

Stage 3: Maple Lake

Single-lane closures with flaggers between CR 7/37 and CR 8/Oak Ave. Map, PDF

Information is tentative and subject to change pending contractor.

Local access

Access to businesses and residences to be maintained and open, however expect some changes and gravel surfaces. The road will be temporarily impassable at some locations to complete underground work, seek nearest alternative route.