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News Release
May 2, 2011




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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Highway 60 detour begins May 10
Worthington Rest Area temporarily relocated for 2011 season



MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists on Highway 60 from Worthington south to Nobles County Road 4 will be detoured beginning Tuesday, May 10.  The detour consists of Nobles County Roads 4, 5 and 35. 


Travelers are also advised that the Worthington Rest Area, expected to open May 26, has been temporarily relocated to a site at the Iowa border for the 2011 season.


Construction on Highway 60 from Bigelow to Paul Avenue in Worthington has been underway since August 2010.  The detour will allow the contractor to complete the construction of the mainline pavement and connecting roads. 


The detour will also accommodate the construction of new alignment on Highway 60 from Paul Avenue to County Road 35 in Worthington.   Areas of major impact include the Kragness Avenue area and Morningside neighborhood.  Construction is expected on this segment by early June and a public meeting will be scheduled prior to construction for affected residents to meet with the road builders.  


All phases of the Highway 60 expansion from Bigelow to I-90 are expected to be complete by the end of 2013.

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