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Transportation meeting for Highway 59, I-90 Jan. 27

MANKATO -- Worthington area residents and businesses are encouraged to attend an open house on the 2017 plans for U.S. 59 and 2016 project on Interstate 90 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Farmers Room at the Nobles County Courthouse, 31...

MANKATO - Worthington area residents and businesses are encouraged to attend an open house on the 2017 plans for U.S. 59 and 2016 project on Interstate 90 between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Farmers Room at the Nobles County Courthouse, 315 10th St., Worthington.
Staff from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Worthington will be available to discuss the two projects and share potential traffic impacts during construction.
The U.S. 59 project from Minnesota 60 to the I-90 ramps is a 2017 resurfacing that is providing an opportunity for the community to adding bike lanes in both directions. MnDOT is working with the city of Worthington to improve access for bicycles and pedestrians per the American Disabilities Act (ADA) in addition to traffic signal modifications and minor utility work. It is important that interested persons attend and provide feedback.
A complete reconstruction of U.S. 59 is in the plans in about 10 years. Sidewalks and driveways would be included in the future reconstruction project.
Efforts to preserve I-90 is southwest Minnesota are expected to continue in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and more work is scheduled for the immediate Worthington area in 2016. For more information, visit www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/I90preserve .

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