The Minnesota Department of Transportation is partnering with Grant County to complete a project on Highway 55/59 from Elbow Lake to Barrett. The project is scheduled for construction in 2023.
Robust resurfacing (reclaim)
Shoulder-widening, with 8 additional feet (4-foot paved, 4-foot gravel) on each side of the highway
Turn lanes at County Road 8 and County Road 21
Potential installation of snow fence
Pedestrian ramp installation in the city of Barrett
Thanks for taking our survey!
In the spring of 2020, MnDOT conducted an online survey to gather public feedback for a 2023 project on Hwy 55/59. The survey was conducted in lieu of an in-person open house due to COVID-19.
The Hwy 55/59 project team will use the survey responses to inform the design of the project. Issues that will be addressed by the project:
Poor pavement conditions and potholes
A need for turn lanes
Drifting snow across the highway
Drainage and flooding issues
Visibility concerns due to hills
Impacts to the native prairie
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! We will continue to keep the public informed and ask for additional feedback on the project as we move toward 2023 construction. Sign up for project email updates to ensure you stay in-the-know.