Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 29 Overpass

Near Glenwood


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IMPORTANT NOTE ON AREA ROAD CLOSURES: In addition to the Highway 55 closure for this project, Highway 29 is closed between Alexandria and Glenwood for nine days, starting July 19. This is NOT part of the Glenwood overpass project, but is for a separate districtwide culvert replacement project. The detour follows Highway 27, Highway 114 and Highway 55. Access to residences/businesses is being maintained, but the roadway is impassable at the culvert site near Lake Reno. Thru-traffic must use the detour.

Project details

Map of Hwy 29 overpass work zone and construction limits
Hwy 29 overpass location and work zones

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Pope County are partnering on a project to build an overpass at the junction of Hwy 29 and Hwy 55. The overpass will eliminate an “at grade” crossing with the CP Railway System.

The project will also eliminate the existing and undesirable skewed intersection of Hwy 29 and Hwy 55, moving the junction south to 160th Street and giving the intersection a perpendicular approach. Two roundabouts will be constructed as part of this project, one on Highway 29 and one on Highway 55 at the intersections with 160th Street. The entire project will take two construction seasons to complete.

Construction details

This project will be completed over two years to help minimize traffic impacts in the Glenwood area.

Year 1 Construction - 2021

Year 1 work zone and detour map
Year 1 detour and map
Key Project Elements
  • Realignment of Highway 55
  • Construction of Highway 55 roundabout at 160th Street
  • Reconstruction of 160th Street, which connects Highway 55 and Highway 29
Traffic Impact & Detour
  • Starts July 19, 2021
  • Highway 55 to close east of the Highway 29 intersection to 160th Street
  • Detour route: Highway 29, Highway 28 in Glenwood

Year 2 Construction - 2022

Map of Hwy 29 overpass work zone and construction limits
Year 2 detour and map
Key Project Elements
  • Construction of the Highway 29 overpass
  • Construction of the roundabout on Highway 29 at 160th Street
Traffic Impact & Detour
  • Road closed: Highway 29 from the Highway 55 intersection to 160th Street
  • Detour routes (will vary by direction)