Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Annandale to Buffalo

Wright County


Good news—all lanes open Aug. 1

All lanes are set to reopen on the final stretch of Highway 55 between Maple Lake and Buffalo Thursday, August 1. The road has been detoured in segments since April 29. In the next week crews will finish the project and remove barricades and signs.

Detour map: Maple Lake to Buffalo
All lanes open on Hwy 55 on Aug. 1, 2019. Click map for PDF

Summary of work

Reconstruct and improve Highway 55 between Annandale Blvd in Annandale and Hwy 25 in Buffalo, includes Maple Lake in Wright County.

  • Reconstruct 12 miles of road surface (full-depth reclaim), includes shoulders and turn-lanes
  • Widen the roadway and install a new center left-turn lane east of Wright CR 8/Oak Ave to 53rd St NW in Maple Lake to improve access to Elm Ave, Division St and adjacent business entrances
  • Repair or replace underground drainage structures and remove old cattle passes
  • Improve pedestrian access, includes sidewalks and approaches, and signal at Wright CR 8/Oak Ave in Maple Lake

Thank you

MnDOT thanks you for your continued patience during this 2019 improvement project. We hope you enjoy the new, smoother road surface.