Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 18, 2019

MnDOT warns motorists of loose gravel on Hwy 55 south of Hoffman

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — As part of the 2019 construction project on Hwy 55 from Barrett to the Grant/Douglas County line, motorists will encounter loose gravel with no centerline stripe south of Hoffman to the county line for approximately one to two weeks as crews prepare the roadway for resurfacing. Weather permitting, paving is expected to start later next week.

As a reminder, the road remains closed between Barrett and Hoffman, and traffic is being detoured to Highways 59 and 27. The bridge over the Pomme de Terre River, just east of Barrett, is under construction and impassable.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones. For more information and to sign up for project email updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d4/projects/hwy55.

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