Virtual Open House for Glencoe Hwy 212 J-turn Projects


WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT District 8 and its partners are encouraging the community to attend a virtual open house for the Highway 212 J-turn projects.  The virtual open house begins today (Monday, October 19) and will take comments through Friday, October 30. 

In 2022, MnDOT will build two J-turns in the Glencoe area.  The J-turn located at the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 1 includes a permanent snow fence to reduce drifting and blowing snow.  It also includes improvements for people who walk and bike.  This J-turn is designed to have wider lanes than a traditional J-turn to accommodate vehicles of all sizes, including large trucks, emergency vehicles and agricultural equipment that frequently uses this intersection.

The J-turn at the intersection of Highway 212 and Highway 22/Chandler Avenue is a partial J-turn, which means it has one U-turn instead of two.

The purpose of the projects is to enhance safety for vehicles and pedestrians.

The virtual open house includes information on the project, including project videos, frequently asked questions and the opportunity to ask questions and leave comments.  Community members are encouraged to attend as it is convenient for them.  For more information and to attend the open house visit the project webpage.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites and encourages participation by all. Officials believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the programs, services and activities we provide.   If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at or call 651-366-4720.

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