Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 15, 2018

Highway 60 four-lane expansion progressing; traffic switches lanes today

MANKATO, Minn. – Traffic on Highway 60 from Windom to Mountain Lake was switched today (Wednesday, August 15) from the existing two-lanes (eastbound) to the newly built lanes (westbound) to allow the contractor to make improvements and resurface the eastbound lanes.  Traffic remains in a one lane each direction until completion.

The construction project experienced serious setbacks during the first half of the construction season as the area experienced record-setting rains.  The remaining work includes culverts, storm sewer, a partial regrading, resurfacing, signing and striping.  Early December is now the projected completion date.

This eight-mile construction project is the final in a recent series of Highway 60 four-lane expansion projects, which includes:

  • Eight miles of two new westbound lanes from Windom to Mountain Lake, in progress from 2017-2018
  • Five miles of two new eastbound lanes from Mountain Lake to Butterfield, which was completed in 2015
  • Six miles of two new eastbound lanes from Butterfield to St. James, which was completed in 2013-2014

Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye was awarded the project with a bid of $19,700,000.
For additional project information, visit mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60stjames. For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.