Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55/59

Elbow Lake to Barrett

Construction phasing

Construction began July 25. Project completion: mid-November.
Dates are subject to change due to weather, schedule changes and unforeseen delays/issues.

Map shows Hwy 55/59 closed between CR 54 and CR 21. Traffic is detoured to CR 54 and CR 8.
Hwy 55/59 construction Phase 1 work zone and detour

Phase 1: July - November

  • Road closed between CR 54 to CR 21
  • Detour: CR 54, CR 8

Residents can expect daily lane closures, slow-moving equipment, workers present daily. Travel with caution.

Map shows construction at CR 54 intersection (closed) with detour extended to CR 1/Division St and CR 25. Work under traffic between CR 21 and Barrett.
Hwy 55/59 construction Phase 2 work zone and detour

Phase 2: Starts mid-September (to last approx. 4 weeks)

  • First: Road closed south of railroad tracks in Elbow Lake through the CR 54 intersection
    • Detour extended: CR 1/Division Street, CR 25, CR 54, CR 8
  • Then: Lane closures, flaggers between CR 21 and Park Street in Barrett.