The Minnesota Department of Transportation is partnering with Grant County to complete a project on Highway 55/59 from Elbow Lake to Barrett.
*In the spring of 2020, MnDOT conducted an online survey to help inform the design of the project (see results below). Majority of respondents were concerned about construction not taking place until 2023, as the existing pavement condition is poor. MnDOT heard these concerns and has made adjustments to our program so we can construct the Hwy 55/59 project in 2022.
Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
Shoulder-widening, with 8 additional feet (4-foot paved, 4-foot gravel) on each side of the highway
County Road 54 realignment
Turn lanes at County Road 8 and County Road 21
Potential installation of snow drift grading
Pedestrian ramp installation in the city of Barrett
Public Meeting Recording
Recorded virtual public open house meeting on May 6, 2021.
Before and after construction
Thanks for taking our survey!
In the spring of 2020, MnDOT conducted an online survey to gather public feedback for a future project on Hwy 55/59. The survey was conducted in lieu of an in-person open house due to COVID-19.
The Hwy 55/59 project team will use the survey responses to inform the design of the project. Issues that will be addressed by the project:
Poor pavement conditions and potholes
A need for turn lanes
Drifting snow across the highway
Drainage and flooding issues
Visibility concerns due to hills
Impacts to the native prairie
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! We will continue to keep the public informed and ask for additional feedback on the project as we move toward 2022 construction. Sign up for project email updates to ensure you stay in-the-know.