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March 31, 2022

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Portion of Hwy 29 north of Glenwood closes April 11 for construction of the new overpass

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Starting April 11, Highway 29 north of Glenwood will close between County Road 28 and Highway 55, as crews begin construction of the new Highway 29 overpass that will span Highway 55 and the railroad tracks. Traffic will be detoured to County Road 28 and Highway 55. 

Until mid-June, motorists will use the existing alignment of Highway 55 as part of the detour. At that time, traffic will then be switched to the new Highway 55 alignment and Highway 29 will close on both sides of the Highway 55 intersection, as work will begin on the southern half of the overpass and the roundabout at Highway 29 and 160th Street.

Business and residential access within the work zone will be maintained at all times, but entrance locations may change. The Minnesota Department of Transportation urges motorists to slow down in work zones and never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones.

RR Schroeder Construction, Inc., based out of Glenwood, is the prime contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of October. For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the project website at mndot.gov/d4/projects/glenwoodoverpass.