Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

April 23, 2018

Last chance for input into Hwy 60 designs in Elysian on May 7

MANKATO, Minn. – The city of Elysian and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are providing area residents and businesses a third and last opportunity to weigh in on the designs that include a possibility of a pedestrian crossing on Hwy 60.

The public is encouraged to stop by Monday, May 7 anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Elysian City Hall to review a revised concept and visit one on one with city and MnDOT staff. The revised plan includes changes to access and improvements for truck turning movements.  Layouts and a picture of the median in Elysian can be found at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60madisonlake/.

Elysian City officials will be asked to make a final decision at their May 14 council meeting so that MnDOT can proceed with designs and deliver the resurfacing project in 2020 on Hwy 60 from the junction with Hwy 14 to the junction with Hwy 13 in Waterville.  The plans also include new designs on Hwy 60 in Madison Lake.

In January, MnDOT met with residents to  review the current traffic conditions on Hwy 60 in Elysian, discuss the pros and cons of various crossings and determine what makes sense for pedestrians in Elysian.  In March, MnDOT presented a design with medians that allowed for safer pedestrian crossings on Hwy 60 in Elysian and reduces the speeds of motorists traveling through town.

In addition to resurfacing the roadway, the project includes updating the pedestrian ramps at sidewalks, access, turn lanes, additional lighting, sidewalk and curb and gutter. MnDOT has currently allocated $20 million for the 2020 project that includes 16 miles of Hwy 60 from the intersection with Hwy 14 to Hwy 13 at Waterville.   More information can be found at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60madisonlake/

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay).

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.