Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 60 Four-Lane Expansion

Windom to St. James

Traffic impacts

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

2017

  • April - November - Windom to Mountain Lake four-lane expansion
    • NO DETOUR during construction of two additional lanes built to the northwest of existing lanes
  • April/May - Shoulder restrictions for culvert replacement just west of Bingham Lake
  • Varying dates - roads intersecting with new Hwy 60 will experience closures
  • Oversize, overweight permits not allowed on Hwy 60 during construction

2018

  • Spring - Windom to Mountain Lake four-lane expansion resumes
    • NO DETOUR during construction of two additional lanes built to the northwest of existing lanes
  • Traffic will be shifted to the new lanes while resurfacing done on the old lanes
  • Spring - 510th Street closure for about two weeks for realignment (Timing to be coordinated with POET)
  • Varying dates - roads intersecting with new Hwy 60 will experience closures
  • Oversize, overweight permits not allowed on Hwy 60 during construction

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) 6 miles (COMPLETE)
  • Two new eastbound lanes to the south of existing two-lane section in Mountain Lake to Butterfield (Middle Gap) 5 miles (COMPLETE)
  • Two new westbound lanes to the north of existing two-lane section in Windom to Mountain Lake (West Gap) 8 miles. This alignment was selected because it has fewer business and farmland impacts and is most cost effective.

Total Project Cost

  • East Gap $16.6 million
  • Middle Gap $13 million
  • West Gap $34.3 million (estimated)

Corridor