Construction for the gap from Mountain Lake to Butterfield will take place from May through October in 2015.
Traffic was detoured from June-August to build the connections.
Paving operations delayed until Oct. 1.
New four lanes to open by Oct. 31
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