A community celebration of the 2018 resurfacing and reconstruction project on Highways 28, 29, and 104 in the city of Glenwood, will include guest speakers, ribbon-cutting ceremony and a community parade between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 in downtown Glenwood, near the intersection of Highway 28/Minnesota Avenue and Highway 29/Franklin Street. Speakers will include Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle, along with other representatives from MnDOT, City of Glenwood, Grow Glenwood Committee, Pope County and elected officials. The day is being marked as the grand re-opening of downtown Glenwood. The community parade will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Fourth Street intersection, ending at the Pope County Fairgrounds.
The project is 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, 6 blocks of Highway 28 in downtown Glenwood were reconstructed using a Complete Streets concept.