Nov. 1, 2018
Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue now open to traffic
The final detour on Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue in Glenwood has been removed and the roadway is now open to traffic. Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue has been closed in stages since April as part of a resurfacing and reconstruction project on Highways 28, 29 and 104 in the city of Glenwood.
As crews continue to complete final striping and other cleanup work under traffic, the Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down, eliminate distractions and drive with caution.
The project has been a collaboration between MnDOT, Pope County and the City of Glenwood to address pavement concerns, pedestrian accessibility requirements, traffic flow, utility needs and boulevard improvements. In addition, six blocks of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue in downtown Glenwood were reconstructed using a Complete Streets concept.
MnDOT appreciates the public’s patience, support and commitment to safety during all phases of construction.
Riley Bros Construction, based in Morris, was the prime contractor for the $9.3 million project.
July 24, 2018
Phase 4 of Glenwood Complete Streets Project to begin July 30
Motorists on Highways 28/29 in Glenwood will encounter a new detour starting Monday, July 30, as crews begin removing pavement, and replacing utilities and sidewalks.
The work is part of the Glenwood Complete Streets project. This fourth phase of the project involves closing Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue, from the Franklin Street intersection to Fourth Street. Traffic will be detoured to Franklin Street, First Avenue North and Seventh Street East. There will be some parking restrictions along the detour routes to accommodate traffic movements.
Weather permitting, the fourth phase of the project is expected to last up to 12 weeks.
As crews finish up Phase 3 this week, the intersection of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue and Highway 29/Franklin Street will re-open on Thursday, July 26. Once the intersection is re-opened, all construction work will cease through Sunday for Glenwood’s Waterama celebration.
June 28, 2018
New Highway 28/29 new detour in Glenwood begins June 28
Phase III of the Complete Streets project on Highway 28/29 in Glenwood begins Thursday, June 28. Motorists on Highways 28/29 in Glenwood will encounter a new detour starting today, Thursday, June 28, as crews begin removing pavement, and replacing utilities and sidewalk.
The project is part of the Glenwood Complete Streets project. This third phase of the project involves closing the intersection of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue and Highway 29/Franklin Street, up to a block and a half north near Sacred Heart Church.
Traffic will be directed to First Street West, First Avenue South, First Street East and Second Avenue North. Parking will be restricted along the detour routes to accommodate traffic movements. Click here to view the Phase 3 detour and parking map.
Weather permitting, this phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of July, prior to Waterama.
Upon overall project completion, motorists will experience a smoother road surface; pedestrian accessibility improvements, including upgraded sidewalks and curb ramps; utility upgrades; and flood mitigations on Highway 28 near the Pope County Fairgrounds.
For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store.
May 17, 2018
Highway 28/29 new detour in Glenwood begins May 17
Phase II of the Complete Streets project on Highway 28/29 in Glenwood begins Thursday, May 17. Motorists will encounter a new detour to allow crews to begin removing pavement and replacing water, sewer, storm sewer, curb and gutter.
This second phase of the three-phase project involves closing Minnesota Avenue from Dairy Queen to the Eagle Bank drive-in. All traffic will be directed to North Lakeshore Drive and First Avenue South to Franklin Street. From Franklin Street, traffic will have access to Highways 28/29/104.
There will be no parking allowed on either side of Fifth Street NW. Parking will only be allowed on the south side of First Avenue South (park side) from Lakeshore Drive to First Street SW. On Lakeshore Drive, south of Minnesota Avenue, parking will only be allowed on the west side (lake side) of the street.
This phase of the project is expected to last through early July. Upon completion, motorists will experience a smoother road surface; pedestrian accessibility improvements, including upgraded sidewalks and curb ramps; utility upgrades; and flood mitigations on Highway 28 near the Pope County Fairgrounds.
April 26, 2018
Motorists should watch for a traffic switch on Tuesday, May 1 when the detour of Highway 104 and 1st Avenue begins. The detour will follow 2nd Avenue and 1st Street East, west on Highway 104, then along Highway 28 back to the intersection of Highways 104 and 28.
Crews will be installing new sewer and water mains, new storm sewer throughout the intersection, updated sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and a fresh coat of pavement.
The anticipated duration of this detour will be approximately two weeks, weather permitting.
When a road is closed, it is illegal to drive around or remove cones, barrels or other barricades. Motorists can be fined up to $1,000 and/or 90 days in jail.