Highway 55 construction open house Thursday, June 7

ROCKFORD, MN – All who travel Highway 55 in Wright County are invited to attend an open house about a major road project that will resurface and reconstruct Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford in 2018. Highway 55 will be closed to through traffic for several weeks during the project, and the official detour will take motorists through Delano.

The public open house will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at Rockford Park Shelter, 8220 Elm Street.

Open house attendees will be able to learn about the project’s schedule, work to be performed, detour and traffic plans, and take home project information. A project layout will be on display, and MnDOT staff will be available to answer any questions. No presentation is planned, and guests are invited to arrive any time.

The project will begin June 18, and the detour will begin July 9. The project will be complete late-August. All local businesses and residences will remain accessible throughout the project.

The project will reconstruct Highway 55 between Division Street in Buffalo and Autumn Oaks/Electric Drive in Rockford, resurface between Autumn Oaks Drive and the Crow River bridge in Rockford, replace or repair underground culverts and remove cattle passes, upgrade guardrail, install a new center left-turn lane at Highway 55/Walnut Place, upgrade the Highway 55/Main Street signal, and improve sidewalks in Rockford.

When complete, the project will improve the ride along 7.5 miles of Highway 55, and improve drainage, safety and accessibility.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us.

To get the latest information and maps, or to sign up to have important project email updates including advance notice of future traffic changes sent directly to your inbox, visit the project’s website at  mndot.gov/d3/2018/h55/.

To follow this and other Wright County projects on Twitter, follow @MnDOTcentral.

For real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org.

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