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News Release
Nov. 30, 2012



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Main Hwy 60 detour in Worthington area removed Dec. 7
Only minor re-routing around UP Railroad Bridge remains


MANKATO, Minn. – The majority of work on Hwy 60 in the Worthington area is wrapping up for the winter and the rural detour to county roads may be removed by Friday, Dec. 7, if weather permits.


Hwy 60 motorists will continue to be re-routed around the area of the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge while the retaining wall work continues into December.  The short detour includes Nobles County Roads 35, 5 and 33.


This third and final phase of reconstruction on Hwy 60 from north of Nobles County Road 35 to Interstate 90 will resume with a detour for Hwy 59 to the west and Hwy 60 to the east in the spring.


Work remaining south of the new UP Railroad Bridge includes center median work, trail paving, additional lighting and final pavement markings.  Retaining wall construction and finishing work will continue in the spring at the bridge itself.  Work from the new railroad bridge to I-90 will include pavement reconstruction and construction of two additional roundabouts, and one signalized intersection.


A separate contract for landscaping will take place in 2014.


Worthington’s first roundabout will be partially open as part of the new Hwy 60.  Driving tips include:


For visual information on roundabouts visit 


For more information on the Hwy 60 project and detour maps for the 2013 construction season, visit .








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