Open house to give information about Highway 29 overpass project near Glenwood

The project will eliminate an “at grade” crossing with the Canadian Pacific railway system and address safety and congestion issues.

Work on an overpass at the junction of Highway 29 and Highway 55 near Glenwood will start this summer. (Map courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Transportation)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an open house on Tuesday, June 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., to discuss the design and upcoming construction of the Highway 29 overpass near Glenwood.

The open house will be held in the first floor Community Room at the Pope County Courthouse in Glenwood, 130 E. Minnesota Ave.

Residents, business owners, and Glenwood area visitors and commuters are encouraged to attend the public open house. There will be no formal presentation. Those attending may stop in whenever it's convenient. Consistent with the latest health guidance, those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.

The Highway 29 overpass will eliminate an “at grade” crossing with the Canadian Pacific railway system and address safety and congestion issues. Construction will take place over two years, starting mid-July 2021.

The work taking place this year will be focused on Highway 55, which will be detoured through October. Crews will realign Highway 55, reconstruct 160th Street and build the roundabout at the Highway 55/160th Street intersection.


In spring 2022, crews will return to begin construction of the Highway 29 bridge and second roundabout at the Highway 29/160th Street intersection.

At the open house, the public can review maps and visual displays of the Highway 29 overpass design, and the project team will be available to answer questions.

For those who would prefer to get information virtually, all display boards from the open house will be made available on the project website . There, later this month, you will also find a recorded presentation that provides an overview of the project design, construction impacts and detours. Comments and questions can be submitted via a form on the project website.

Visit the project website for more information about the project and to sign up for project email updates.

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