Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 55

Golden Valley and Plymouth

This webpage is not updated over the weekend/overnight. For up-to-date information on traffic impacts, visit 511mn.org.

Traffic impacts

Hwy 55 between Old Rockford Road in Plymouth and General Mills Boulevard in Golden Valley project location map

Hwy 55 Plymouth to Golden Valley project location map.

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All traffic impacts are tentative and weather dependent.

Current

Road closures

7 a.m. Thu, May 30 through late June
10 p.m. Tue, May 28 through mid-June
7 a.m. Mon, May 6 through Fri, June 21
7 a.m. Mon, May 6 through Fri, June 14

Lane closures

Thu, April 18 through Fri, June 14
  • Hwy 55 is reduced to one lane in both directions at Old Rockford Rd.

Ramp closures

10 p.m. Tue, May 28 through mid-June

Upcoming

Information about upcoming traffic impacts will be posted as details become available. Motorists can expect lane closures and weekend directional closures.

About this project

We are resurfacing Hwy 55 between Old Rockford Rd. in Plymouth and General Mills Blvd. in Golden Valley. The project includes paving, access modifications, stormwater system improvements, shared use trail updates, and a signal replacement. These improvements will benefit all road users by providing a smoother road surface, enhanced safety and reduced congestion, new trail connections, and the implementation of trail infrastructure that meets ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.

Summary of work

  • Resurface Hwy 55 for to provide a smoother road surface and extend the pavement life cycle
  • Access closures and modifications like eliminating free right turns and implementing J-turns to improve safety
  • Replace signal at Vicksburg Ln. with a mast arm to eliminate signals located in the median
  • Storm sewer improvements to improve drainage and eliminate flooding
  • Update trail infrastructure, including reconstructed sidewalks, new curb ramps, and improved crosswalks that meet ADA standards to improve accessibility for all users
  • New pedestrian and bicycle connections to address trail gaps and improve connectivity throughout the corridor. These include new shared use trail connections:
    • between Northwest Blvd. and Fernbrook Ln.
    • between Evergreen Ln. and Medicine Lake Dr.
    • Several smaller connections to the existing trail network
  • Install new roadway lighting at several intersections

J-turns

New J-turns will be implemented as part of the project to remove challenging access points to improve safety and traffic congestion.

J-turns, also known as Reduced Conflict Intersections, are a driving movement proven to decrease fatalities and injuries caused by broadside crashes on four-lane divided highways. J-turns work by eliminating highest risk movements; directly crossings multiple lanes of traffic and left hand turns. With a J-turn, drivers always enter the highway by making a right turn, eliminating the need to be concerned with multiple directions of traffic at a time. This project will implement new J-turn movements in the following locations:

  • 18th Ave.
  • Evergreen Ln.
  • Goldenrod Ln.
  • Larch Ln.
  • Old Rockford Rd.
  • Urbandale Ct.