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News Release
May 24, 2012




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


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Hwy 55 open house scheduled for June 4
Public invited to learn about project activities before first full closure of roadway


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Anyone interested in learning about the Hwy 55 resurfacing project between Rockford and Medina is invited to an open house on Monday, June 4, 2012.


The open house will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Loretto Fire Department, 259 North Medina Street, Loretto, MN.


Project information will be on display, particularly regarding the first full closure of Hwy 55 currently scheduled to begin June 11. Project staff will be on hand to answer questions and take feedback. There will be no formal presentation.


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 ride for motorists, adding left turn lanes at various intersections to enhance safety, repairing curb and gutters and drainage structures, and updating accessibility for pedestrians. The project began in mid-April and is scheduled to be completed by late September.


For more project information visit


To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay Service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TYY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to For project questions, call the project hotline at 1-855-345-1140 or email


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