More traffic switches on Hwy 60 coming next week
MANKATO, Minn. – Early next week (November 19-21) Highway 60 motorists in Watonwan and Cottonwood Counties will see traffic switching lanes once again, as the two construction projects get closer to wrapping up for the winter.
On the Highway 60 overlay project near St. James eastbound motorists will be switched onto the newly paved eastbound lanes, but only in the inside passing lane as erosion control and signing is still underway. This change removes the traffic from a head-to-head driving situation. Motorists will be able to use both of the westbound lanes.
In addition, the ramps at the Watonwan County Roads 12 and 57 interchanges will be open. The Highway 4/CR 27 eastbound ramps will remain closed as the new pavement needs to cure. Work is expected to wrap up by the end of November and the project will fully reopen until work resumes in the spring of 2019 on the westbound lanes.
On the Highway 60 four-lane expansion between Windom and Mountain Lake motorist may see eastbound traffic switched to the newly resurfaced eastbound lanes as early as Tuesday afternoon (November 20). Traffic will still be carried on one lane each way, however, it will not be in a head-to-head configuration. The project is also expected to be complete enough to open all four lanes by the end of November.
Current traffic conditions statewide are available at www.511mn.org .