The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Pope County and the city of Glenwood are partnering for a 2018 resurfacing and reconstruction project on Hwys 28, 29 and 104 in the city.
The project will address pavement concerns, pedestrians accessibility (ADA) requirements, traffic flow, utility needs and boulevard improvements. In addition, six blocks of Hwy 28 in downtown Glenwood will be reconstructed using a Complete Streets concept.
Key project elements
- Resurfacing of Hwys 28, 29 and 104 throughout Glenwood
- Downtown Complete Streets reconstruction
- New signal system
- Sidewalk improvements & ADA accessibility upgrades
- Hwy 28 grade raise near the Pope County Fairgrounds
- Downtown utility replacement (city cost)
Complete Streets concept
- Three-lane concept (two 12' thru-lanes and a 12' center left turn lane)
- 10' parking lane
- 7' bike lane
- 7' amenity and sign zone
- 6 to 10' sidewalk
- Crossview rendering of lane/sidewalk/parking widths
Current traffic impacts
- Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue closed from the Franklin Street intersection up to Fourth Street East
- Traffic detoured to Franklin Street, First Avenue North and Seventh Street East
- Some parking restrictions along detour route to accomodate traffic movements.
- Local drivers: watch for stop signs installed along First Avenue
Preliminary cost estimate
- $11 million