Virtual Open House
Nov. 9 – Nov. 23
Visit the virtual open house link above to learn about the project and receive the latest updates; review draft corridor concepts and provide input; meet project staff and ask questions.
Unable to attend online? Check out other ways to participate in the open house and concept review/input opportunity below:
Call-in office hours
Call project staff during the following office hours:
- Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, 7–8 a.m.
- Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, 5–6 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, 11:30–12:30 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, 7–8 p.m.
Call any of the following project staff to learn more about the concepts, ask questions and provide feedback:
- Ronda Allis, Planning Director MnDOT, District 7, 507-514-2332
- John Crawford, Consultant Team Lead, KLJ Engineering, 651-726-5012
- Dan Edgerton, Community Engagement, Zan Associates, 612-207-5722
Self-guided, in-person review and comment
Review a printed packet with the draft design concepts and complete a questionnaire at the following locations by Nov. 23:
- Windom City Hall, 444 9th St, Windom
- Windom Public Library, 904 4th Ave, Windom
Past events and meetings
Monday, Nov. 9, 2020
A recording can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiMbBQgIcV0
Project staff provided an update on the Corridor Study and presented design concepts for attendees to review and provide input.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
Two listening sessions were held on October 8, 2020 to collect feedback and input on the draft design concepts for the Hwy 60 Windom Corridor Study. Trucking companies, businesses, community organizations and schools were invited to participate in the listening sessions.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Location: Windom Community Center
1750 Cottonwood Lake Drive, Windom
Approximately 95 community members attended the open house. Attendees were able to learn more about the project, design process, schedule, and next steps; review existing corridor conditions; provide feedback on issues, opportunities, and community priorities for corridor improvements; and speak with project staff. Information on display at the open house can be found here.
Open house attendees commonly reported the primary challenges in the corridor are speeding truck traffic, difficultly and delays making left turns, and unsafe pedestrian crossings. Attendees reported improvements to traffic flow and business and neighborhood access are their top two priorities for Hwy 60 reconstruction. A summary of feedback received at the open house can be found here.
Windom Winter Wonderland Craft Show
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1012 5th Avenue, Windom
Project staff spoke to approximately 100 community members at the Windom Winter Wonderland Craft Show. The project hosted a table to provide craft show attendees more information on the project and collect feedback on issues, opportunities and community priorities for corridor improvements.
Craft show attendees commonly reported the challenges in the corridor are unsafe intersections, speeding traffic, and an unsafe environment for walking or biking along or across the corridor. Attendees reported their top two priorities for Hwy 60 improvements are pedestrian and bicyclist infrastructure and safer intersections. A summary of feedback received at the craft show can be found here.
A survey was available January 23 through March 31, 2020, for the public to provide feedback on Hwy 60 corridor issues, opportunities and community priorities. The survey received 1,008 responses. Survey respondents commonly reported unsafe intersections, poor traffic flow, and lack of pedestrian and bicyclist infrastructure are the biggest challenges in the corridor. The Hwy 60 intersections at north and south Hwy 71 and 16th St were frequently reported to be unsafe. A summary of survey results can be found here.
Four listening sessions were held in February 2020 to collect feedback on corridor issues, opportunities and priorities from key Hwy 60 users: trucking and busing companies, schools and recreation coordinators, businesses adjacent to the corridor, and residents. Twenty-two people participated in the listening sessions. A summary of common themes can be found here.