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MnDOT to host open house on construction of Highway 29 overpass near Glenwood

Highway 29 near Glenwood will close April 11 as work on the new bridge begins. Crews will also build a roundabout at the Highway 29/160th Street intersection

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GLENWOOD The Minnesota Department of Transportation is hosting an open house to discuss plans for the second year of construction of the Minnesota Highway 29 overpass near Glenwood.

It will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the first floor Community Room at the Pope County Courthouse in Glenwood, located at 130 E. Minnesota Ave.

Residents, business owners and Glenwood area visitors and commuters are encouraged to attend the open house. According to the announcement from MnDOT, there will be no formal presentation and people should stop in whenever it is convenient.

Starting April 11, Highway 29 near Glenwood will close for crews to begin constructing the new Highway 29 bridge. In addition to building the overpass, crews will construct a roundabout at the Highway 29/160th Street intersection. They will also switch traffic to the new alignment of state Highway 55, which was completed in 2021, along with a new roundabout at the Highway 55/160th Street intersection.

The Highway 29 overpass will eliminate an at-grade crossing with the Canadian Pacific railway system, and address safety and congestion issues.

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For those who would prefer to obtain information virtually, all upcoming construction information will be available on the project website mndot.gov/d4/projects/glenwoodoverpass . Comments and questions can be submitted via a form on the project website.

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