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News Release
April 17, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


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Hwy 55 construction begins

First of three phases begins in Rockford



ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will encounter delays on both directions of Highway 55 in Rockford between Ash Street and Highway 92 (Dogwood Street) as the Highway 55 resurfacing project begins.


Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through early June, with flaggers directing traffic. Access is available onto all cross streets and to all local businesses. Once construction activities conclude each day, the roadway will remain open to one lane in each direction overnight.


Once the first phase of construction is completed, full closures of Highway 55 will be in place from early June until early September. Updates will be made in advance of each phase and closure.


The Highway 55 design-build resurfacing project is located in Hennepin and Wright counties between Ash Street in Rockford and just west of Pinto Drive in Medina. Work includes resurfacing Highway 55 to preserve the lifespan of the roadway and create a smoother drive for motorists, adding turn lanes at various intersections to enhance safety, repairing curb and gutters and drainage structures, and updating accessibility for pedestrians. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-September.


For more information on the Highway 55 Design Build project, call the project hotline at 1-855-345-1140, email or visit

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