Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 15, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 60 Worthington projects celebrated on Nov. 22


Ribbon cutting at Hwy 59/60/CR33 roundabout

MANKATO, Minn. – The $67 million investment in Hwy 60 at Worthington will be celebrated by local and state dignitaries on Friday, Nov. 22 by cutting a ribbon at the Hwy 59/60/CR 33 roundabout in Worthington at 11:00 a.m.  Refreshments and remarks will follow at the Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas Ave.  The public is welcome to attend.

Hwy 60 is expected to open the week of Nov. 18 – 22.  Finishing work is very dependent on weather.

The work on Hwy 60 spanned over 3 years and included construction of a continuous four-lane expressway from Nobles County Road 4 to Interstate 90.  Intersections were improved and accesses were reduced for improved safety.  A new railroad overpass was built for the Union Pacific Railroad.  Aesthetics and a trail system were included to enhance the quality of life for Worthington residents.

The project included building roundabouts at County Road 35, Oxford Street and I-90 eastbound ramps.  Tips for drivers include:

  • Prior to the roundabout watch for signing for lane assignments
  • When approaching a roundabout, slow down and get into the appropriate lane
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Yield to traffic in all circular lanes.  Merge when it is safe.
  • Continue through the roundabout until you reach your exit.  Do not stop or pass in a roundabout.

For visual information on roundabouts visit www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts/  .


Final landscaping on Hwy 60 is scheduled for 2014.


Design work and construction is currently underway to complete the Hwy 60 four-lane between Windom and St. James.  More information can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy60stjames

 

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