Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Oct. 18, 2016

Orange barrels on a highway

First open house set for future of US Hwy 59 in Worthington on Oct. 27

Survey continues

MANKATO, Minn. – Everyone interested in the future designs of US Highway 59 in Worthington is encouraged to attend an open house set for Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Worthington Fire Station, 830 2nd Ave.

Attendees will be able to learn about the study and provide input on topics including access, safety, pedestrian and bicycle gaps, issues on the roadway, and needs that should be addressed.  The project partners will be there to listen to and talk to individuals about the public outreach they have completed and the information they have gathered on the on-line survey to date.  Anyone who has not taken the survey can do so at the meeting.  A safety analysis of US Highway 59 is also available for review at the open house. 

The mill and overlay plans on US Highway 59 scheduled for next year (2017) will be available at the open house.  The resurfacing is necessary to preserve the pavement until the future reconstruction.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Nobles County and the city of Worthington have partnered to engage area residents in the early planning phase of determining the future of US Highway 59 including:

  • US 59 (Humiston Avenue) from I-90 to Oxford Street
  • County Highway 35 (Oxford Street) from McMillan to Humiston Avenue
  • US 59 (Oxford Street) from Humiston Avenue to the Minnesota Highway 60 (MN 60) roundabout

The purpose of the US 59 Worthington Corridor Study is to create a long-term and common vision for the reconstruction of US 59, support and sustain economic development, safely accommodate all modes of transportation and encourage pedestrian and bicycle movements. More information and an online survey can be found at us59worthingtoncorridor.com.

Posters translated to Spanish are being posted about town and a Spanish speaking interpreter will be available at the meeting.  To request an ASL or other foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 1-800-657-3774; 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You may also send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.