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Minnesota 60 ribbon cutting slated for Friday

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WORTHINGTON — The $67 million investment in Minnesota 60 at Worthington will be celebrated by local and state dignitaries at 11 a.m. Friday, with a ribbon cutting at the U.S. 59/Minnesota 60 and Nobles County 33 roundabout in Worthington.

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Refreshments and remarks will follow at the Worthington Christian Church, 1501 N. Douglas Ave. The public is welcome to attend.

Minnesota 60 is expected to open sometime next week. Finishing work is dependent on weather.

The work on Minnesota 60 spanned over three years and included construction of a continuous four-lane expressway from Nobles County 4 to Interstate 90. Intersections were improved and accesses were reduced for improved safety. A new railroad overpass was built for the Union Pacific Railroad. Aesthetics and a trail system were included to enhance the quality of life for Worthington residents.

The project included building roundabouts at Nobles County 35, Oxford Street and I-90 eastbound ramps. Tips for drivers include:

* Prior to the roundabout watch for signing for lane assignments

* When approaching a roundabout, slow down and get into the appropriate lane

* Yield to pedestrians

* Yield to traffic in all circular lanes. Merge when it is safe.

* Continue through the roundabout until you reach your exit. Do not stop or pass in a roundabout.

For visual information on roundabouts visit www.dot.state.mn.us/roundabouts .

Final landscaping on Minnesota 60 is scheduled for 2014.

Design work and construction is now underway to complete the Minnesota 60 four-lane between Windom and St. James. More information can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy60stjames.

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