Traffic changes on Highways 15/60 near Madelia begin June 16
MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists traveling Highway 15/60 near Madelia should expect changes to traffic starting Friday, June 16, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
The following traffic changes will occur:
- The westbound Highway 60/southbound Highway 15 CSAH 9 ramps will close
- The CSAH 3 westbound Highway 60/southbound Highway 15 entrance ramp will open
- The westbound Highway 60 exit ramp at the north interchange of Highway 15/60 will open for westbound Highway 60 traffic wanting to access Madelia or Highway 15 north
- The detour route for southbound Highway 15 traffic will change from CSAH 9 to CSAH 3
Traffic is expected to remain impacted with a combination of detours and two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes until mid-October, weather permitting.
Visit the project website for detour maps and more information.
MnDOT is resurfacing seven miles of Highway 15/60 from the Highway 15/60 interchange south of Madelia to the Highway 15/60 interchange north of Madelia. This is the second year of a two-year project. Construction this year includes resurfacing the westbound lanes, lighting, drainage repairs, updating guardrail, and rehabbing several bridges. Construction on the eastbound lanes of Highway 15/60 was completed in 2022.
Benefits of the projects include improved pavements and drainage, smoother road surfaces and increased safety along the corridor.
Hoffman Construction Company was awarded the project with a bid of $24,988,466.21.
Stay connected, informed
- Learn more about the Hwy 15/60 project and sign up for email and text message updates at the project website
Important reminders for motorists regarding work zone safety:
- Slow down when approaching every work zone
- Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
- Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
- Obey posted speed limits. Fine for a violation in a work zone is $300
- Minimize distractions behind the wheel
- Be patient; expect delays, especially during peak travel times