Worthington, MN — After a four-year period of construction, Highway 60 at Worthington finally opened to traffic again about a week ago. Minnesota Department of Transportation — or MnDOT — spokesperson Rebecca Arndt tells us the re-opening of the road was welcomed by MnDOT, local residents and businesses, as well as travellers.
When the road is completely finished, it will complete a four-lane divided highway all the way from the twin cities to Sioux City using Highway 169 north of Mankato and Highway 75 between Sioux City and Le Mars — which have both been four lane divided highways for several years. Northwest Iowa’s Highway 60 was completed in the later years of the first decade of the 2000’s. Arndt says with this Worthington project done, they are well on the way to the goal. But it’s going to take at least five years yet.
Arndt says they do slow traffic down to 20 miles per hour in the roundabout. You don’t have to stop but if there are vehicles already in the roundabout, you do have to yield to them, as they have the right of way.
The ribbon for the Worthington construction project was cut at 11 AM on Friday, November 22, and the road opened to traffic at noon.