MANKATO - All four lanes of Minnesota 60 from Windom to Mountain Lake opened to traffic Thursday, marking the completion of the highway’s four-lane expansion from the Iowa border to Mankato.

Traffic control was removed from the Windom to Mountain Lake Minnesota 60 segment around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.  Permanent lane markings and final turf establishment will take place in 2019. The eight-mile, two-year construction project was the final in a series of four-lane expansion projects to fill in the gaps of two-lane segments. Construction to convert Minnesota 60 to four lanes between Iowa and Mankato began over 50 years ago.

The Southwest Highway 60 Corporation will host a celebration of the completed corridor with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Dec. 14, at the Gathering Church in Bingham Lake. A luncheon and program with speeches by local dignitaries will follow at the Windom Emergency Services Facility.  Anyone interested in attending must contact Kaila at the Worthington Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919.