About this study
Hwy 55 is an important road that connects the rapidly growing communities in western Hennepin County and Wright County. Increases in development along Hwy 55 are resulting in traffic congestion and safety issues, and the area will continue to grow during the next 40 years without any parallel routes to spread the traffic demand.
Hennepin County and MnDOT completed a study in 2008. A corridor design concept and an Environmental Assessment have been completed, but construction on the corridor will not occur until funding becomes available.