Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 60 Four-Lane Expansion

Windom to St. James

Traffic/construction impacts

Hwy 60 from Windom to St. James project map. View more project maps.
I-494 Ramp Closures

Detours

  • Construction for the gap from Mountain Lake to Butterfield will take place from May to October in 2015. Motorists should expect a 2-month detour (PDF) June-August to build the connections.

Future work

  • 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.

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

Cost estimate

  • $78 million

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