Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

April 16, 2020

Lane closures begin April 20 on Hwy 55 between Buffalo, Maple Lake

ST. CLOUD, Minn. Motorists will encounter delays on Highway 55 between Buffalo and Maple Lake, as crews fill-in an abandoned cattle pass beneath the highway beginning Monday, April 20.

Drivers should be prepared to stop and wait as flaggers allow alternate one-way traffic through the work area on Highway 55 just west of Colbert/Bolton Avenue NW. The lane closures will occur on good weather days, Monday through Friday, between sunrise and sunset.

Crews will install a new culvert through the old cattle pass and fill it with gravel and then flatten the ditch slopes along Highway 55. The work will take about two weeks to complete.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.

MnDOT road work has been identified as a critical service in Gov. Tim Walz’s Stay at Home executive order.

We are being as flexible as possible with schedules during this period of lower traffic volumes to keep projects moving forward and minimize the impact to motorists. Following guidance from state and federal health officials, and to prevent further spread of COVID-19, crews will maintain social distancing practices
while working.

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