Butterfield to St. James construction began July 10, 2013.
Only minor traffic impacts in 2014.
*Note - detour was moved from 2014 to 2013 to accommodate contractor's request to build connections this year.
2013 - Grading, bridge work and connections
2014 - Paving and railroad bridge
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