Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55

Wendell to MN/ND border

Project information

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will resurface Highway 55, from the southern junction of County Road 11 in Wendell to the Minnesota/North Dakota state line. Construction starts May 16, 2022.

Traffic impacts

  • Staged detours (see "Construction staging" below)
  • Starting June 13, intermittent lane closures in Stage 1 between CR 11 in Wendell and Hwy 9.
  • Stage 2 & 3 have been combined. Road is closed between Hwy 9 and ND Hwy 127 in Fairmount, ND. Follow detour.
  • A nearby bridge replacement project on Hwy 9 starts June 13. Depending on direction of travel you may encounter both projects and detours. Visit the project website for more information.

Key project elements

  • Resurface 22.5 miles
  • Replace box culverts

Construction staging

Map shows Highway 55 from Barrett to Hoffman as closed. Traffic is being detoured to Highways 59 and 27.
Click to view zoomed in staging detour maps
Map shows Highway 55 closed between Wendell and Hwy 9.
Stage 1 road closure and detour start May 16

The Highway 55 project will be completed in three stages, starting on the east end near Wendell, working west.

Stage 1 - Highway 9 to County Road 11 in Wendell (Lane closures start June 13)

Work zone between Highway 9 and County Road 11 in Wendell.

Map shows Highway 55 closed between Wendell and Hwy 9.
Stage 2 & 3 road closure and detour start in early June

Stage 2 - Highway 75 to Highway 9**

Work zone and road closed between Highway 75 and Highway 9. Stage 2 detour: Hwy 75 and Hwy 9

Stage 3 - MN/ND state line to Highway 75**

Work zone between the MN/ND state line and Highway 75. Road closed between Fairmount, ND and Highway 75. Stage 3 detour: ND Hwy 127, ND CR16/MN CR6 and MN Hwy 75. (Note: traffic will be navigated to North Dakota highways as part of the detour route)

**Stage 2 and Stage 3 are being done simultaneously, so Hwy 55 is closed from the State line to Hwy 9.