Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Congressional Transportation Status Report

Hwy 60, Bigelow to Worthington


About the project

A map showing a segment of construction on Highway 60 from Iowa to Worthington, Minnesota

This project constructs a four-lane divided expressway from the end of the Bigelow bypass to I-90 in Worthington. It will follow the existing route with minor changes in the Lake Street and Oxford areas in Worthington.

The project includes the following elements:

  • Construction of a four-lane expressway along existing alignment from Nobles CR 4 to I-90
  • Reduction in access locations
  • Improved intersection alignment
  • Replacement of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge

It is being constructed in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Bigelow bypass to Paul Avenue
  • Phase 2 - Paul Avenue to CR 35
  • Phase 3 - CR 35 to I-90

Hwy 60 is a diagonal primary route connecting Iowa and Mankato and, by way of Hwy 169, the Twin Cities. Worthington is a regional trade center for southwestern Minnesota and Hwy 60 carries a high volume of trucks.

Project benefits

  • Increased safety and mobility through a reduction in access locations, additional capacity and improved intersection alignments.
  • Increased bicycle/pedestrian access, including a trail in Worthington.
  • Improved safety and traffic flow due to roundabouts at Oxford Street and I-90 eastbound ramps.

Key issues

  • Local government cost participation
  • Roundabouts at Oxford (CR 35) and I-90 eastbound ramps
  • Rail crossing upgrades
  • Utility relocations
  • Impacts on traffic and business access during construction