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Nov. 4, 2022

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Hwy 55 open Watkins to Annandale, roadwork complete

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – All lanes on Highway 55 are open and work is complete between Watkins and Annandale in Stearns and Wright counties.

The six-week detour between Kimball and South Haven has also been removed.

Work started in early August when MnDOT began a project between Watkins and Annandale to resurface 14 miles of Highway 55; repair or replace underground pipes; and update pedestrian sidewalks and approaches in Kimball and South Haven.

The detour was necessary to allow the city of South Haven to complete underground utility work on Highway 55 as part of a larger city project in downtown South Haven.

Benefits of project include a smoother road surface and reduced overall maintenance costs.

MnDOT thanks the public for their patience during this project on Highway 55.

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