Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 55–Paynesville to west of Regal

Stearns and Kandiyohi counties


MnDOT will improve Highway 55 from the east limits of Paynesville to one mile west of Regal, in 2019. Sign up for Hwy 4/Hwy 55 project email updates.

Project map
Detour July 8 to early August. Click map for PDF.

Begins July 8

Bridge work, detour until early August

Hwy 55 to close up to five weeks between Hwy 23 in Paynesville and Hwy 4/Kandiyohi CR 6 west of Paynesville to re-deck the bridge and improve drainage. Detour uses Hwy 23 and Kandiyohi CR 6/190th St NE. Detour plan map, PDF

Also, Hwy 4 will be detoured during the full duration of this project between I-94 and Hwy 55 until early-October. Detour uses I-94, Hwy 71 and Hwy 55. Detour for both projects map, PDF

Resurface work in August

Segments of single lane closures on Hwy 55 with flaggers and use of pilot car in rural areas. Crews will begin west of Regal and move eastward through Paynesville.

About this project

Summary of work

  • Resurface nine miles of road (mill and overlay)
  • Re-deck and improve the bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway line, west of Hwy 23 in Paynesville
  • Upgrade guardrail
  • Install mumble and rumble strips
Project map
Work on Hwy 55 Paynesville to west of Regal in 2019. Click map for PDF.