About this study
Hwy 55 is an important corridor that connects the rapidly growing communities in western Hennepin County and Wright County. Increases in development along the corridor are resulting in current traffic congestion and safety issues, and the area will continue to grow over the next 40 years without any parallel routes to spread the traffic demand.
Hennepin County and MnDOT are partnering on steps toward reconstructing and adding lanes to the corridor. A corridor design concept and an Environmental Assessment have been completed, but construction on the corridor will not occur until funding becomes available, likely several years into the future. However, development of a design and completion of environmental studies now will allow communities to plan effectively and allow projects to proceed efficiently when funding is secured.