Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 55 Corridor Expansion

Plymouth to Rockford

Orange barrels on a highway

About this project

Preliminary corridor design concept

In both the expressway and hybrid sections, direct access from private driveways onto Highway 55 would ultimately be closed.

    • Four-lane expressway between the Crow River in Rockford and County Road 116 (Pinto Drive) in Medina. An expressway includes at-grade intersections with local roads, with signals where warranted by amount of traffic and safety considerations.
    • Four-lane grade-separated "hybrid" facility between County Road 116 and I-494 in Plymouth. This concept represents a hybrid of a freeway that maintains good traffic flow by grade-separating Highway 55 from local roads at key intersections, and an expressway that respects the community context with creative design that minimizes right of way and fits well within existing development.

Schedule

 

Task Tentative Schedule
Concept development Late 2006 / Early 2007
Public information open house Jan. 30, 2007
Preferred alternative decision Spring 2007
Layout preparation and environmental analysis Spring - Summer 2007
EA/EAW submitted for review and approval Feb. 2008
Public release of EA/EAW and public hearing April 2008
EIS need decision Dec. 2008 / Jan. 2009
Right-of-way acquisition Not currently programmed
Construction Not currently programmed