Orange barrels on a highway
News Release
July 23, 2012



MnDOT Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113


Search statewide news




Hwy 55 final full closure begins Monday, July 30
Hwy 55 in Greenfield scheduled to reopen over the July 27-30 weekend


ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Motorists will experience delays and a detour as the final closure of Hwy 55 in the west Twin Cities Metro begins on Monday, July 30.


Hwy 55 will close in the morning between Hennepin County Road 19 and Hennepin County Road 101 in Corcoran and Medina. The roadway will be closed until early September as crews work on resurfacing, adding turn lanes and making drainage repairs in the area.


A posted detour will direct motorists to use Hennepin County Road 19, Hennepin County Road 50, Hennepin County Road 10 and Hennepin County Road 101 to bypass the closure.


Hwy 55 between Hennepin County Road 92 and Hennepin County Road 19 is scheduled to reopen to traffic Friday morning, July 27, weather permitting. Hwy 55 will remain open to all traffic throughout the weekend, before the closure to the east begins on July 30. This portion of Hwy 55 has been closed since June 11 for resurfacing, intersection reconstruction and drainage work.


During the final closure access will be maintained to local residences and businesses adjacent to Hwy 55. Flaggers at each end of the closure area will direct motorists who need to access the closure area, and pilot cars will lead motorists around areas where construction crews are working. Local motorists are reminded to use caution and drive slowly through the area, as elevation drops due to pavement removal may occur throughout the construction zone. Local motorists should also expect delays and use alternate routes if possible.


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


For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit or dial 5-1-1.









Pay Attention or Pay the Price