Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 60 Four-Lane Expansion

Windom to St. James

Traffic/construction impacts

I-494 Ramp Closures

Hwy 60 from Windom to St. James project map. View more project maps

Butterfield to St. James
Construction began July 10, 2013.
Only minor traffic impacts in 2014.

2013 - Grading, bridge work and connections
2014 - Paving and railroad bridge

Construction schedule

  • The first construction project is planned for 2013-14 from Butterfield to St. James.
  • Construction for the gap from Mountain Lake to Butterfield will take place 2015-16. Final design work is underway on these segments.
  • The final segment from Windom to Mountain Lake is planned for 2017. While the roundabout at Hwy 71 in Windom was not part of the environmental review, it is being considered for construction in 2017.

About this project

Summary of work

Complete four-lane expansion of Hwy 60 from Windom to St. James which includes:

  • Two new eastbound lanes to the south of existing two-lane section in Butterfield to St. James (East Gap or Gap A) 6 miles
  • Two new eastbound lanes to the south of existing two-lane section in Mountain Lake to Butterfield (Middle Gap or Gap B) 5 miles
  • Two new westbound lanes to the north of existing two-lane section in Windom to Mountain Lake (West Gap or Gap C) 8 miles. This alignment was selected because it has fewer business and farmland impacts and is most cost effective.
  • Realignment of three county roads to lessen skew between roadways
  • Possible realignment in the Bingham Lake area
  • More final designs are underway


  • Estimated Total Project cost - $78 million

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