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Highway 60 lane restrictions near St. James to begin Friday

Highway 60 lane restrictions near St. James to begin Friday Photo: KSTP

May 01, 2019 10:13 AM

Lane restrictions will begin on Highway 60 near St. James starting this Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation says.

MnDOT said as work begins in the westbound lanes of Highway 60 in Watonwan County, traffic will be managed on the new eastbound lanes in a single-lane, head-to-head configuration.

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The department said it doesn't anticipate needing a detour for traffic, but there will be periodic bridge and ramp closures for work at the CSAH 57/TH 4, Highway 4/County Road 27 and County Road 12 bridges.

The Highway 4/Watonwan County 27 bridge at St. James will also remain closed for about two more weeks with traffic being detoured to Watonwan County Road 57 or County Road 12, MnDOT said.

The Highway 60 project started in June 2018 with an estimated timeline of two years. MnDOT said it's expected to be complete in the fall of 2019.

The 13 miles of 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
  • Rehabilitating a triple barrel culvert under Highway 60 east of St. James

You can find more information on the project here.

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