Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

March 15, 2019

Highway 55 Annandale to Buffalo lanes close intermittently March 18-19

Major construction begins in April

St. Cloud, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 55 between Annandale and Buffalo may encounter delays as segments of the road are reduced to a single lane during non-rush hours beginning Monday, March 18.

The lane closures will occur during daytime hours, and will be complete by 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.

The closures are needed while crews clear trees at several locations along the corridor. The work is the first part of a major project that will reconstruct Highway 55 between Annandale and Buffalo in 2019. Detours for the project will begin in late-April/early-May.

The Highway 55 Annandale-to-Buffalo reconstruction project will reconstruct 12 miles of Highway 55 between Annandale Boulevard in Annandale and Highway 25 in Buffalo, install a new center left-turn lane near County Road 8/Oak Avenue to 53rd Street NW in Maple Lake, repair or replace underground pipes and remove cattle passes, improve pedestrian access and the signal at Wright County Road 8/Oak Avenue, upgrade guardrail and install rumble strips. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride with long-life pavement, enhance traffic flow in Maple Lake, improve safety, mobility and drainage along the corridor.

To get project updates sent directly to your inbox, including advance notice of future traffic changes, visit the project’s website at mndot.gov/d3/projects/2019/h55 and click the “Email Updates” icon in the right-hand column. Signing up typically takes two minutes or less.
For updates on Twitter, follow @MnDOTCentral.

For information on other projects in Wright, Sherburne, Stearns and other counties in central Minnesota, visit mndot.gov/d3.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota visit 511mn.org or dial 5-1-1.

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