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News Release
May 23, 2012




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


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Updated: Daytime Hwy 55 lane closures in Rockford to continue 
Traffic switch in Rockford begins May 25


ROCKFORD, Minn. – Motorists will continue to encounter delays on both directions of Hwy 55 in Rockford between Ash Street and Hwy 92 (Dogwood Street) as the Hwy 55 resurfacing project continues.


Starting on Friday, May 25, traffic will be switched to use both the eastbound and westbound lanes (weather depending). Single lane traffic is expected to remain through June 8. Access is available onto all cross streets and to all local businesses.


Pedestrian access remains closed at the intersection of Hwy 55 and Main Street while a City utility project is underway. The temporary pedestrian detour route at Maple Street and Hwy 55 remains open. Maple Street is an un-signalized intersection and pedestrians are encouraged to exercise caution when crossing Hwy 55 at this location. The Maple Street pedestrian detour is expected to remain in effect until early June. 


The Hwy 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 Hwy 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 Hwy 55 Design Build project, call the project hotline at 1-855-345-1140, email or visit


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