Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 52/55th Street Realignment

Rochester, MN

Traffic impacts

Aerial photo of TH52 and 55th Street NW
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Road closures

  • At 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 55th Street Northwest bridge and the Highway 52 ramps will encounter a closure.The closure could be in effect through 5:30 a.m., Monday, August 4, however, if construction crews are able to open the roadways sooner, they will do so.

    55th Street NW traffic will be detoured on the east and west frontage roads along Highway 52. Motorists can access the detours by taking the 41st Street Northwest ramps for southbound traffic and the 37th Street Northwest and 41st Street Northwest ramps for northbound traffic. Signs will mark the routes and give motorists alerts to the closure and detour.
    The closure is necessary so construction crews can complete the concrete repairs on the roadway.

  • Intermittent lane closures on Highway 52
  • Lane shifts and lane restrictions on 55th Street for the duration of the project
  • Expect congested traffic on 55th Street

Pedestrian/bicyclist closures

  • Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be accommodated on 55th Street on at least one side of the street at all times

Click here to link to the Northern Rochester Transportation Study website.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Widening of the 55th Street bridge
  • Intersection improvements at the ramp terminals
  • New traffic signals will be installed
  • Traffic signal timing revisions


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