Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

July 27, 2018

Traffic changes for Hwy 60 in Watonwan County begin July 30

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling on Highway 60 in Watonwan County will encounter traffic changes starting Monday, July 30, weather permitting.

The ramps at the Highway 60/County Road 12 intersection will be closed beginning July 30, with the westbound ramps opening August 10, weather permitting. The eastbound ramps at the Highway 4/County Road 57 intersection and the Highway 60/County Road 12 intersection will be closed starting Wednesday, August 1, through November.

Highway 60 traffic will also move from the current four-lane divided highway to a single-lane, head-to-head configuration in the westbound lanes beginning August 1.

No detour is anticipated for through traffic on Highway 60, but there will be periodic bridge closures for Highway 4/County Road 27 and County Road 12. The County Road 12 bridge has been closed since June 25 and the detour can be found on the project website www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60.

Construction on Highway 60 in Watonwan County is part of a two-year project, starting in June of 2018 through fall of 2019. Thirteen miles of Highway 60 construction includes:

  • Resurfacing the existing pavement
  • Resurfacing eastbound (EB) and westbound (WB) ramps
  • Constructing a crossover at the west and east end of the project area to accommodate two-lane, two-way traffic
  • Removing and replacing road signs
  • Constructing a snow fence to mitigate snow drifts on Hwy 60 at the Watonwan River Bridge
  • Removing or replacing guardrails
  • Resurfacing and upgrades to the Hwy 4/County Rd 27 bridge and County Rd 12 bridge over Hwy 60

PCiRoads of St. Michael, MN, was awarded the project with a bid of $27,500,000.

For more information, visit the project website at www.mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60.