Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55

Wendell to MN/ND border

Project information

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will resurface Highway 55, from the southern junction of County Road 11 in Wendell to the Minnesota/North Dakota state line. The project is scheduled for construction in 2022.

Traffic impacts

  • Staged detours

Key project elements

  • Resurface 22.5 miles
  • Replace box culverts

Construction staging

The Highway 55 project will be completed in three stages.

Overview map shows the three stages of construction on Highway 55 between the ND/MN State line and Wendell, MN

Stage 1 - MN/ND state line to Highway 75

Work zone for Stage 1 falls between the MN/ND state line and Highway 75. Road closed between Fairmount, ND and Highway 75.

  • Stage 1 detour: Traffic will be navigated to North Dakota highways as part of the detour route.
    • North Dakota Hwy 127, North Dakota CR16/Minnesota CR6 and Hwy 75.

Map shows work zone between State Line and Hwy 75, road closed between Fairmount, ND and Highway 75. Detour follows ND Hwy 127, ND CR 16/MN CR 6, Highway 75

Stage 2 - Highway 9 to County Road 11 in Wendell

Stage 2 work zone and road closed between Highway 9 and County Road 11 in Wendell.

  • Stage 2 detour: Hwy 9, CR 4/CR 26, CR 11

Stage 3 - Highway 75 to Highway 9

Work zone and road closed between Highway 75 and Highway 9.

  • Stage 3 detour: Hwy 75 and Hwy 9