Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 60 improvements

Zumbro Falls

About the project

Updates

New detour begins May 16

Motorists using Hwy 60 between Zumbro Falls and Hwy 52 will begin a new detour starting May 16 when crews begin culvert replacement that’s part of the Hwy 60 construction project.

MnDOT’s contractor, Rochester Sand & Gravel, will replace culverts west of Wabasha Co. Rd. 3 at Zumbro Falls. The detour of eastbound Hwy 60 during this stage is Hwy 58 north from Zumbrota to Goodhue and Wabasha Co. Rd. 16 east to Hway 63 north of Zumbro Falls. The detour for westbound is in reverse. Motorists may use county roads to access their homes and cross Hwy 60 at points through the project area.

Project started May 2

Motorists on Hwy 60 will be detoured west of Zumbro Falls beginning May 2 when crews start the project that stretches from Zumbro Falls to Hwy 52. Construction is expected to be completed in October.

The work requires two detours because of the bridge and culvert replacements, and construction is scheduled in the below two stages.

Stage 1 includes pipe replacements between Wabasha Co. Rd. 3 and Zumbro Falls, completing all the Zumbro Falls reconstruction and completing the span bridge west of Zumbro Falls. Work will take about 7 weeks from May 2 to July 2022. Business and pedestrian access in Zumbro Falls will be maintained, but people should pay attention to signs directing them.

Zumbro Falls reconstruction will be the east two-thirds of Zumbro Falls, and the bridge just west of Zumbro Falls will also be under construction. They will begin with the stage 1 detour but do not need to be completed by the conclusion of the stage 1 detour.

The detour of Hwy 60 is Wabasha Co. Rd. 3 north to Hwy 63. Once Stage 2 work starts on May 16, motorists should us Stage 2 detour.

Stage 2 will replace culverts west of Wabasha Co. Rd. 3. Work is scheduled from May 16 to August 2022.

The detour of Hwy 60 during this stage is Hwy 58 north to Goodhue and Wabasha Co. Rd. 16 east to Hwy 63. Motorists may use county roads to access their homes and cross Hwy 60 at points through the project area.

Summary of work

Map of Hwy 60 construction project location
Hwy 60 project map and detours

In 2022, MnDOT will resurface Hwy 60 between Hwy 63 and Hwy 52, including the communities of Zumbro Falls and Mazeppa. Eight culvert replacements are planned along the 14-mile route along with a bridge replacement west of Zumbro Falls. ADA improvements are planned in Zumbro Falls and Mazeppa. In Zumbro Falls, reconstruction of the road is planned.

Construction is scheduled from May 2 to October 2022, weather permitting.

Improvements:

  • Replace/repair 8 culverts and pipes
  • New bridge west of Zumbro Falls
  • Road reconstruction in Zumbro Falls
  • Sidewalk reconstruction (ADA improvements) to improve access in Mazeppa and Zumbro Falls
  • Update lighting at key intersections
  • Replace road signs
  • Replace guardrail

Traffic impacts

  • Lane closures will occur on Hwy 60 during paving. Motorists will travel in one lane in each direction during this time.
  • All businesses will remain accessible during construction.
  • Detours are in place during culvert and bridge replacement work.
    • Stage 1 detour route began May 2 for bridge replacement near Zumbro Falls and replacement of 3 culverts: Motorists use Wabasha Co. Rd. 3 north to Hwy 63. Once Stage 2 work starts on May 16, motorists should us Stage 2 detour.
    • Stage 2 detour route for construction of 5 culverts begins May 16: Motorists use Hwy 58 north to Goodhue and Wabasha Co. Rd. 16 east to Hwy 63. It is anticipated that the detour will end in August. Motorists may use county roads to access their homes and cross Hwy 60 at points through the project area.