Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Paynesville to west of Regal

Stearns and Kandiyohi counties


MnDOT will improve Highway 55 from the east limits of Paynesville to one mile west of Regal, in 2019. Sign up for Hwy 4/Hwy 55 project email updates.

Project map
Detour July 8 to early August. Click map for PDF.


Hwy 55 is closed between Hwy 23 in Paynesville and Hwy 4/Kandiyohi CR 6 west of Paynesville to re-deck the bridge and improve drainage until early August. Detour uses Hwy 23 and Kandiyohi CR 6/190th St NE. Detour map, PDF

Also, Hwy 4 is detoured during the full duration of this project between I-94 and Hwy 55. Detour uses I-94, Hwy 71 and Hwy 55. Detour for both projects map, PDF

Work in August

Crews will resurface west of Regal and move eastward through Paynesville. Hwy 55 will have segments of single-lane closures with flaggers and use of a pilot car in rural areas.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface nine miles of road (mill and overlay)
  • Re-deck and improve the bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway line, west of Hwy 23 in Paynesville
  • Upgrade guardrail
  • Install mumble and rumble strips
Project map
Work on Hwy 55 Paynesville to west of Regal in 2019. Click map for PDF.