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News Release

July 24, 2003

Eastbound Highway 55 to Close for Resurfacing


Roseville, Minn.—The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) will close eastbound Highway 55 from Old Rockford Rd. in PLYMOUTH to I-494 in PLYMOUTH at 6 p.m. Friday, July 25.

This closure is necessary as crews apply the final surface wear course and striping on the entire stretch of roadway between these two points. Weather permitting, the roadway will re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, July 28. Motorists are advised to follow the posted detour: Old Rockford Rd. to Rockford Rd. to I-494.

Mn/DOT closed Highway 55 for resurfacing between Old Rockford Rd. and Vicksburg Lane Friday, July 18. The roadway re-opened by Sunday, July 20 at 2 a.m.

Crews began guardrail repair and turn lane construction on July 14 at various points along the roadway between I-494 and Old Rockford Rd. Motorists may continue to expect daily eastbound and westbound non-rush hour lane closures for the remainder of the project, scheduled for completion by Aug. 25.

Mn/DOT urges motorists always to drive with caution and reminds them to SLOW DOWN in work zones and NEVER enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones. For updated statewide traffic, construction and travel information visit


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Todd Kramascz


Metro District
1500 County Road B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Office Tel: 612/582-1000