The City of Glenwood held a ribbon cutting and community celebration for the completion of the Glenwood Complete Streets Project on Friday, with many local leaders and politicians in attendance. The $9 million project includes utility upgrades, the reworking of road lanes to include parking and bike lanes, a new signal system, improved handicapped accessibility with new sidewalks, public tables and benches, and the resurfacing of Highways 28. 29 and 104.
Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle told KMRS after the ceremony that projects like this are historic and take big efforts from many different people and agencies.
Glenwood Mayor Scott Formo told KMRS that work on the project was slated for two years, but a lot of effort and hard work went into completing it in just one construction season.
Other politicians speaking at the event included U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a representative from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, State Sen. Torry Westrom, and State Rep. Paul Anderson.
There are still a few finishing details on the project that are being worked on so detour signs are still in the area, but the roads will be fully opened up by the end of October. The community celebration was tied in with Minnewaska Area High School’s Homecoming activities.