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Wright County News

Posted on: April 25, 2019

Hwy. 55 Annandale to Maple Lake detour begins April 29

Highway 55 April

MnDOT -- Motorists who travel Highway 55 between Annandale and Maple Lake will encounter delays and a detour after the road is closed between County Road 5 in Annandale, and County Road 7/County Road 37 in Maple Lake, Monday, April 29.

Motorists should follow the signed detour along County Road 5 and County Road 37, or plan their own alternate routes.

All local businesses and residences located along Highway 55 will remain accessible throughout the closure. Motorists should contact local businesses directly to get the best direct route to their individual locations, as Highway 55 will be impassable at different locations as the project progresses.

All lanes of Highway 55 between Annandale and Maple Lake will open in early-June. After those lanes open, Highway 55 between Maple Lake and Buffalo will close for up to 6 weeks. More information on that closure will be issued as details become available.

The closures are part of a major project that will reconstruct and improve Highway 55 between Annandale and Buffalo in 2019. The project will reconstruct the road surface along 12 miles of Highway 55 between Annandale Boulevard in Annandale and Highway 25 in Buffalo, install a new center left-turn lane near County Road 8/Oak Avenue to 53rd Street NW in Maple Lake, improve pedestrian access and the signal at Wright County Road 8/Oak Avenue, repair or replace underground pipes and remove cattle passes, upgrade guardrail and install rumble strips. When complete, the project will result in a smoother ride with long-life pavement, enhance traffic flow in Maple Lake, and improve safety, mobility and drainage along the corridor.

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For information on other projects in Wright, Sherburne, Stearns and other counties in central Minnesota, visit

Questions related to this project may be directed to these contacts:

Brian Porter
Construction Project Manager 320-223-6615 

Russell Fellbaum
Development Project Manager 320-223-6536    

MnDOT District 3 Offices
        Central Minnesota Region
        Baxter/St. Cloud
      Twitter: @mndotcentral

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