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Brief: Minnesota 60 open house is today

MANKATO -- Landowners and area residents along Minnesota 60 between Bigelow and I-90 are invited to meet with state transportation officials from 4 to 7 p.m. today in the Farmer's Room of the Nobles County Government Center, Worthington.

Minnesota Department of Transportation staff will discuss project impacts to neighborhoods and gather public input into design of such items as street access, noise walls, trails and aesthetics. The public can preview maps of the three phases at

The phases include:

Phase 1 (Bigelow bypass to Nobles County 10): Property acquisition from 2008-2010, with construction from 2010-2011.

Phase 2 (Nobles County 10 to CSAH 35): Property acquisition from 2009-2010, with construction in 2011

Phase 3 (CSAH 35 to I-90): Property acquisition from 2010-2011, with construction from 2012-2013

Design/plan decisions regarding the three phases will be made later this summer or early fall.