Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 5, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 25, north of Hwy 55 through Buffalo, now open as two-lane road

New four-lane segment to open later in November

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 25 north of Highway 55 in Buffalo are finding improved traffic flow since two lanes of traffic permanently opened between Highway 55 and Catlin Street on Saturday morning, Nov. 5.

The segment of road had been closed for reconstruction since June 13th. Later in November, crews will open all four lanes of the new Highway 25 between Highway 55 and Catlin Street in Buffalo.

The project is one part of a multi-year, multi-project cooperative plan between the city of Buffalo and MnDOT to improve mobility, safety and infrastructure in Buffalo and Wright County. When complete, the combined 2016 projects will:

  • Expand Highway 25 to four lanes between Highway 55 and 15th Street N
  • Reconstruct and reconfigure the Highway 25/Highway 55 intersection
  • Upgrade signals and lighting on Highway 25 and Highway 55
  • Replace the existing Highway 25/Eighth Street N intersection with a roundabout
  • Reconstruct Highway 25 through most of downtown Buffalo
  • Improve underground utilities while roads are closed for construction
  • Improve pedestrian accessibility along Highway 25 from downtown Buffalo to John Ause Memorial Drive
  • Add turn lanes at the Highway 55/Wright County Road 14 intersection, south of Buffalo

Highway 25 south of downtown Buffalo, near Buffalo Lake, is scheduled for reconstruction in 2019. More information on that project, and other state highway projects in Wright County will be announced as details become available.

To download the latest project maps and get more project details, visit www.mndot.gov/d3/buffalo.

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