Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 60 Watonwan County Resurfacing


Traffic impacts

  • Construction underway (started June 18) (Continues in 2019)
  • EB and WB Hwy 60 traffic reduced to a single lane
  • No detour for Hwy 60 through traffic is expected
  • Expect periodic bridge closures, including:
    • Hwy 4/County Rd 27
    • County Road 12
  • Expect periodic ramp closures, including:
    • EB and WB Hwy 60 ramps to and from Hwy 4/County Rd 57
    • EB and WB Hwy 60 ramps to and from Hwy 4/County Rd 27
    • WB Hwy 60 ramps to and from County Rd 12
    Map of detours for ramps and bridges
    Map of construction staging and traffic flow

About this project

Project location map

Hwy 60 project map. Click for larger view.

The Hwy 60 Watonwan County resurfacing project is a 12.9 mile resurfacing project that begins just 1.2 miles west of the Hwy 4 and Hwy 60 interchange and ends at the Hwy 15 junction.

A construction open house for the public was held on Monday, June 11, from 4:30-6:30pm in St. James.

Summary of work

  • Resurfacing the existing eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) pavement
  • Resurfacing EB and WB ramps
  • Constructing a crossover at the west and east end of the project area to accommodate two-lane two-way traffic
  • Remove and replace road signs
  • Constructing a snow fence to mitigate snow drifts on Hwy 60 at the Watonwan River Bridge.
  • Removing or replacing guardrails
  • Resurfacing and upgrades to the Hwy 4/County Rd 27 bridge and County Rd 12 bridge over Hwy 60
  • Reconstructing the exit and entrance to rest area