Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 16, 2013

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Detour removed from Hwy 60 St. James to Butterfield on Oct. 17

Two-month detour was needed for connections

MANKATO, Minn. – The construction on Hwy 60 between St. James and Butterfield has progressed to a point where the detour can be removed by late Thursday, Oct. 17. 

Traffic has been detoured since Aug. 19 to construct the connections for the new four-lane segment.

No more detours are required to complete the project, which consists of grading, paving and bridge work for two additional lanes south of the current two lanes.  It is a two-year project with grading, connections and bridge work in 2013 and paving and final bridge work in 2014.

This is the first of three projects planned to complete the expansion of Hwy 60 to a four-lane facility.  The gap between Butterfield and Mountain Lake is scheduled for construction in 2015-16 and the section from Mountain Lake to Windom is planned to begin in 2017.  For more project information, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy60stjames/ .

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye is the contractor on the $14 million project from St. James to Butterfield.

For statewide travel information, visit www.511mn.org .



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