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July 5, 2023

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MnDOT seeks public input on Hwy 59 Worthington design concepts

MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to provide feedback on design concepts for the Humiston Avenue segment of Highway 59 in Worthington. MnDOT is hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 12 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the JBS Fieldhouse (700 2nd Avenue, Worthington). No formal presentation is planned, and community members will be able to talk with project staff and share input. The public can also view the draft design concepts and provide feedback through an online survey on the project website: mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy59worthington. The survey will be open for comments through July 23.
Additionally, MnDOT staff will be at the Worthington International Festival on Saturday, July 15 from 12 – 4 p.m. in the park of the Nobles County Government Center (315 10th Street, Worthington), and at the Worthington Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 18 from 3 – 6 p.m. at the Downtown Worthington Pavilion. Community members will be able to review the Humiston Avenue design concepts and provide input at both events.

MnDOT is developing a project on Highway 59 in Worthington (Humiston Avenue and Oxford Street) to improve pavement, safety, and traffic flow. After conducting a study on this area in 2017, the Oxford Street segment is moving forward as a 4-lane configuration with some access modifications. The project team is evaluating the Humiston Avenue segment and considering a number of design alternatives, all of which would improve safety and traffic flow.

Public input received will help the project team select a design for Humiston Avenue to move forward as part of the Highway 59 project, planned for 2027 construction.

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, a foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at adarequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.