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Minnesota 60 work progressing

WORTHINGTON -- Everyone seems to know that Minnesota has two seasons --winter and road construction -- and it's going to be a particularly busy road construction season around Worthington this year as contractors continue work on the Minnesota 60 four-lane expansion project.

More than 100 people attended an open house hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Monday in Worthington to hear an update on the construction projects and ask questions about detours and business access.

Bob Williams, MnDOT District 7 project engineer, based in Windom, said everything is going well with the project, and construction is on schedule.

"If we knew we were going to have such a warm, dry fall, there's more we could have planned to do," said Williams.

The mild winter certainly helped in terms of cost-savings. Williams said the grading work completed last year on the first phase of the project, stretching from north of Nobles County 4 to the south side of Worthington, held up well and minimal repair work was needed this spring. Added cost savings came from not needing a private contractor to frequently remove snow for area residents along the affected routes.

See Wednesday's Daily Globe for more on this story.

Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at

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