The Bridge – Volume 134 (08/31/2018)

The Bridge – Volume 134 (08/31/2018)

Highway 55 Construction DURING Rockford River Days



From Minnesota Department of Transportation

Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford: 2018 construction

Hwy 55 lanes in Rockford will change but be open for Rockford River Days

Dear Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford email subscriber,

With Rockford River Days festivities scheduled this weekend, we thought all of you River Days fans would appreciate an update on what to expect for traffic. Here’s your Rockford River Days traffic report.

Hwy 55 through Rockford (between the Crow River Bridge and Electric Avenue)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 10 afternoon – expect lane closures, flaggers, crews and heavy equipment while crews mill the roadway ahead of resurfacing.
  • Aug. 10 afternoon through 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – all lanes open for Rockford River Days. The road will be rough, so navigate with care whether by automobile, by bike, or by foot.
  • Monday, Aug. 13 – lane closures resume through the end of the project.

Hwy 55 between Electric Avenue in Rockford and Division Street in Buffalo

  • Closed to through traffic, local businesses and residences remain accessible, through the end of the project.

When will the detour end, you might ask? The answer: If everything goes well, the detour end within two weeks. As always, we’ll keep you updated through these emails the Hwy 55 project website as details become available.

Thank you for continuing to navigate the work zone with diligence, and for your patience while we complete this project.

MnDOT  •

City of Rockford Candidate Filing – July 31, 2018 until August 14, 2018

If you wish to file for a City seat that expires December 31, 2018, you may stop in at City to complete an Affidavit of Candidacy.  Filling for local office begins on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 during office hours (8am-4:30pm)and closes on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 5pm.  The filing fee is $2.00.

The City of Rockford has the following seats on the ballot:

      Municipal Election

  • Two (2) Council Member  – Four (4) Year Term each

      Special Election

  • One (1) Council Member – Two (2 Year Term

Candidate filing eligibility:  eligible to vote, will be 21 years old on assuming office and will have been a resident of the City for 30 days before the General Election.  Also, may not be a full-time permanent employee of the City


This page lists the forms and handouts included in the packet handed out to candidates who file at the Office of the Secretary of State.

MnDOT Roadwork: Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford

2018 Highway 55 Buffalo-to-Rockford construction project, detour
Project begins June 18, detour begins July 9

ST CLOUD, Minn. – All who travel Highway 55 in Wright County are encouraged to attend an open house about a major road project that will resurface and reconstruct Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford in 2018. Highway 55 will be closed to through traffic for several weeks during the project.

UPDATED MnDOT News Release July 5, 2018

MnDOT News Release June 12, 2018

MnDOT News Release May 29, 2018

For updates follow MnDOTs link :  2018 Roadwork: Hwy 55 Buffalo to Rockford

Request for Proposals – Development of site at 5910 Main Street, Rockford, MN

The City of Rockford is requesting Proposals for Development of 5910 Main Street (the old Lumberyard property). The complete Request for Proposals document, along with an ALTA Survey and Phase I Environmental Report for this site is available for download (see attachments).

Proposals for Development must be received by 12:00 noon on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Lumberyard RFP

Lumberyard ALTA Survey


MNDOT Traffic Counts 2010