Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 29, 2018

June 7 open house in Rockford will provide details on 2018 Hwy 55 Buffalo-to-Rockford construction project, detour

Project begins June 18, detour begins July 9

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – All who travel Hwy 55 in Wright County are encouraged to attend an open house about a major road project that will resurface and reconstruct Hwy 55 between Buffalo and Rockford in 2018. Hwy 55 will be closed to through traffic for several weeks during the project.

The public open house will be held Thursday, June 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Rockford Park Shelter, 8220 Elm Street.

Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s schedule, work to be performed, detour and traffic plans, and take home project information. A project layout will be on display, and MnDOT staff will be available to answer any questions. No presentation is planned, and guests are invited to arrive any time.

The project will begin June 18, and the detour will begin July 9. The project will be complete late-August. All local businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

The project will reconstruct Hwy 55 between Division Street in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive in Rockford, resurface between Autumn Oaks Drive and the Crow River bridge in Rockford, replace or repair underground culverts and remove cattle passes, upgrade guardrail, install a new center left-turn lane at Hwy 55/Walnut Place, upgrade the Hwy 55/Main Street signal, and improve sidewalks in Rockford.

When complete, the project will improve the ride along 7.5 miles of Hwy 55, and improve drainage, safety and accessibility.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit 511mn.org.

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