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July 8, 2022

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Hwy 22 Glencoe resurfacing project begins July 18

WILLMAR, Minn. – A project to resurface Hwy 22 in Glencoe from U.S. Highway 212 to Cedar Avenue, begins Monday, July 18. Existing sidewalks, driveways, and pedestrian ramps along the project area will be updated to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Portions of existing curb and gutter, as well as underground storm pipe, will be replaced. The curb line on the north side of 13th Street will be narrowed from Hennepin Avenue to Ford Avenue, and new sidewalk will be added from the gas station to Sixth Street.

Traffic impacts
Hwy 22 will be open to two-way traffic during construction; however, drivers will encounter temporary lane and shoulder closures, along with other minor traffic impacts. Pedestrians will encounter temporary sidewalk and ramp closures. Everyone is encouraged to allow extra time and watch for traffic sign instructions and flagging crews.
All homes and businesses along the project route will remain accessible during construction.

Project benefits and cost
Benefits of the project include a smoother roadway, upgraded sidewalks, driveways, and pedestrian crossings to meet ADA standards.
Knife River Corporation is the contractor for the project, which will cost $3.6 million. Construction is scheduled to be completed by October 14. Start and end dates could change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

Work zone reminders

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times 

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