Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55

Pomme de Terre bridge replacement near Barrett

Project complete

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

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 and re-bid the bridge work in 2020. Work resumed June 1, 2020.

Construction delays

The beams arrived in late July 2020, a month behind schedule due to COVID-19 shutdowns that delayed the beam supplier’s operations and deliveries. This change slowed progress, and the schedule was adjusted to reflect the unforeseen delays. Highway 55 reopened on Sept. 10, 2020.

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

There are no specific accessibility components to this project.