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(October 23, 2022)  The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) provides the following update to Pope County residents and visitors about the expected opening of the overpass and Highway 29 later this week:

We can see the light at the end of the tunnel—or should we say at the end of the bridge! Crews are starting to wrap up the work on the Hwy 29 overpass. 

Paving started yesterday (Wednesday) and will be finished up this week, and crews are slope paving (concrete from abutment to the piers) underneath the bridge. Guardrail, final seeding and striping are all on schedule for next week.

As long as the weather cooperates and nothing unforeseen pops up, the bridge is on schedule to reopen Friday, Oct. 28!

If you’ve traveled through the area recently, you’ve probably noticed that the Hwy 29 roundabout is open for local traffic use! The detour remains up and thru-traffic should continue to use that official route. But if you plan to visit a local business in the work zone, or are traveling to Glenwood, you can now access 160th Street and the Hwy 29 roundabout.

For more information on the overpass project, visit the MnDOT website for the project here.