Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Paynesville to west of Regal

Stearns and Kandiyohi counties


Improve Highway 55 from the east limits of Paynesville to one mile west of Regal, in 2019.

Good news—Hwy 55 opens in Paynesville

Highway 55 is open and the detour lifted between Hwy 23 in Paynesville and Hwy 4/Kandiyohi CR 6 west of Paynesville. Bridge work is completed. The detour lifted Aug. 30. Detour map, PDF

Lane closures Sept. 3-12

Paynesville to Regal

Expect alternate one-way traffic, flaggers and a pilot car on Hwy 55 between Paynesville and west of Regal as crews resurface the road through Sept. 12.

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.

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.