Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 60 Four-Lane Expansion

Bigelow to Worthington

Orange barrels on a highway

Design concepts

Preliminary design concepts for the different project phases. Print the full aerial index map (PDF 6.2 MB).

Phase 1

Narrow the median between County Road 10 and Paul Ave - view/print map (PDF)

  • Limits business impacts
  • Avoids former Ruder's Dump Property
  • Narrow median will use guardrail between the northbound and southbound lanes
  • Two different potential alignments for the frontage road shown

Phase 2

Bypass Lake Street - view/print map (PDF)

  • Highway 60 will be shifted south of its present alignment in the Lake St. area
  • Reduces business impacts
  • The existing alignment will remain in place from Flower Lane to past Lake Street, where a connection to the bypass will be built
  • South Lake Street will dead-end prior to intersecting Highway 60
  • Quine Avenue will have right in right out access to Highway 60

Morningside neighborhood - view/print map (PDF)

  • Douglas Street will be extended to connect to Nobles Street
  • Provides better access to the neighborhood after Morningside Drive and East Avenue accesses are closed
  • Oak Avenue will be extended to connect to County Road 35
  • Provides better access to the Morningside neighborhood

Landscaping

  • Aesthetic treatments (trees or fence) will be built instead of noise wall
  • Aesthetic treatments shown as being preferred to a noise wall at a public meeting

Phase 3

Union Pacific Railroad bridge over Highway 60

  • A new, longer bridge will be built in the same location as the existing bridge

First Ave area - view/print map (PDF)

  • Spring Street connection to 1st Avenue has been shifted north; 1st Avenue alignment has also been shifted slightly
  • Allows more space to fit proposed railroad bridge

Combined Hwy 59, Hwy 60, Oxford Street, County Road 33 roundabout - view/print map (PDF)

  • The intersection of these streets will be combined into a two lane roundabout
  • This option creates the least amount of traffic delay, while improving safety as well

Armour Road intersection

  • This intersection will be rebuilt with a traffic signal

Eastbound I-90 ramps - view/print map (PDF)

  • The ramps to I-90 on the south side of the bridge will be brought into a new roundabout
  • Allows for easier turn arounds for traffic from Armour Road, as well as slowing traffic coming into the city of Worthington

Aerial index map

design concepts narrow median sectionlake street bypassmorningside neighborhoodfirst avenueoxford roundabout south ramps detail