Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

January 11, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

Transportation meeting for Highway 59 and I-90 set for January 27

Oxford/Humiston improvements are scheduled for 2017


MANKATO, Minn. – Worthington area residents and businesses are encouraged to attend an open house on the 2017 plans for Highway 59 and 2016 project on Interstate 90 on Wednesday, Jan. 27 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Farmers Room at the Nobles County Courthouse, 315 10th Street, Worthington.

Staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Worthington will be available to discuss the two projects and share potential traffic impacts during construction.

The Highway 59 project from Highway 60 to the I-90 ramps is a resurfacing project in 2017 that is providing an opportunity for the community to adding bike lanes in both directions. MnDOT is working with the city of Worthington to improve access for bicycles and pedestrians per the American Disabilities Act (ADA) in addition to traffic signal modifications and minor utility work.. It is important that interested persons attend and provide feedback.

A complete reconstruct of Highway 59 is in the plans in about 10 years. Sidewalks and driveways would be included in the future reconstruction project.

Efforts to preserve I-90 is southwestern Minnesota continues in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and more work is scheduled for the immediate Worthington area in 2016.  Stop by to learn more about these projects or visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/I90preserve.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.



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