Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 19, 2016

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Hwy 55 lane closures east of Buffalo begin April 22

Motorists should expect delays during non-rush hours

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling near the Highway 55/Wright County Road 14 intersection east of Buffalo will encounter non-rush hour delays when daily lane closures at the intersection begin after 8 a.m. Friday, April 22.

Approximately one-half mile of Highway 55 at County Road 14 will be reduced to a single lane from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Flaggers or electronic automated flaggers will allow one-way, alternating traffic through the Highway 55 work zone, and will control access from County Road 14 to Highway 55, when lanes are closed.

Motorists should plan their travel in advance and expect delays of approximately 15 minutes when flaggers are present.

The closures will be complete in mid-June and are needed while crews reconstruct the Highway 55/County Road 14 intersection.

The project will add dedicated turn lanes to Highway 55, install new LED lighting at the intersection and make other improvements. When complete, the project will help improve safety at the Highway 55/County Road 14 intersection, and improve drainage in the area.

The closures and work are one part of a multi-year, multi-project plan to improve safety and mobility on Highway 55 in Wright County and Highway 25 in Buffalo. For more information on other projects in Buffalo, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/buffalo. For more information on other MnDOT projects in Wright County and throughout Minnesota, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current.html

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

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