Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55

Barrett to the Grant/Douglas County line

Project updates

Map shows Highway 55 from Barrett to Hoffman as closed. Traffic is being detoured to Highways 59 and 27.
Hwy 55 from Barrett to Hoffman closed through winter

Traffic impact: Hwy 55 from Barrett to Hoffman CLOSED

Highway 55 is CLOSED between Barrett and Hoffman through the winter. The road is impassable just east of Barrett at the Pomme de Terre River. Follow the detour route on Highways 59 and 27.

Local traffic: if your destination is located east of the river on Highway 55, you must use an alternate route—you cannot get through from the Barrett side. If a snow event occurs, MnDOT operators will plow up to the last residence on the closed portion of Highway 55.

Project summary

In August 2019, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began a resurfacing and construction project on Hwy 55 from Barrett to the Grant/Douglas County line. Although the rest of the project was completed in late October 2019, the bridge replacement portion of the project experienced delays due to de-watering issues.

Work suspended

In November 2019, MnDOT made the decision to suspend the Highway 55 bridge replacement work at the Pomme de Terre River until spring 2020. MnDOT will re-evaluate the plan at the Pomme de Terre River and re-bid the culvert work in 2020. As soon as the weather allows, the work will resume in the spring.

Work completed in 2019

  • Resurface (reclaim)
  • ADA improvements along one city block in Barrett
  • Culvert replacements

2020 schedule

  • Install box culverts at the Pomme de Terre River

Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility and state highway projects

All MnDOT projects--both new construction and rehabilitation projects-- must include an evaluation to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Components can include, but are not limited to adding curb cuts, truncated domes and accessible pedestrian signals. Read about MnDOT's transition plan to comply with the ADA.

Specifics for this project

This project includes one block of ADA-compliant sidewalks in the city of Barrett.