MNDoT HWY60 Project



The project website is:

Weekly Construction Updates:

6.7.21 - 6.14.21 Update

5.31.21 - 6.7.21 Update

5.24.21 - 5.31.21 Update

5.17.21 - 5.24.21 Update

5.10.21 - 5.18.21 Update

4.27.21 - 5.4.21 Update

4.19.21 - 4.26.21 Update and Map

Attention residents! IF you have temporary water running to your house due to the Highway 60 Project (you will know if you do), please leave your water running (a flow approximately the circumference of a pencil) overnight. This will help avoid the temporary water line freezing up. Thank you!

MNDoT will be holding weekly meetings at City Hall each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. while construction is happening within the City. Residents are welcome to attend to get their concerns addressed and their questions answered. The first meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30 p.m.

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Contact Information:

Specific detour/closure questions can be directed to:
Forrest Hasty
Project Manager
Todd Kjolstad
Construction Supervisor



News Release


April 1, 2021

Contact: Doris Degenstein

Office: 507-304-6107

Highway 60 Madison Lake & Elysian construction begins April 15
Detour for first stage of construction expected until mid-July 

MANKATO, Minn.Motorists traveling Highway 60 from the intersection with Highway 14 east of Eagle Lake to Highway 13 at Waterville can expect a detour beginning Thursday, April 15, weather permitting, as construction begins on the 17-mile corridor. A detour will remain in place until the completion of the project in October.

Construction will take place in two stages and each stage has its own detour. The first stage of construction focuses on Highway 60 from the junction of Highway 14 east of Eagle Lake to the City of Elysian and will last until mid-July. The detour consists of Highway 14 and Waseca County Road 3.

The second stage of construction will take place on Highway 60 from the City of Elysian to the junction with Highway 13 at Waterville from July through October. Traffic will be detoured to Le Sueur County Roads 11, 12, 13. 

The phasing of the detours is designed to not impact the 4th of July celebration in Elysian and Paddle Fish Days in Madison Lake.

MnDOT officials have been working closely with the cities of Madison Lake and Elysian over the past few years to prepare for the project that includes:

  • Pavement improvements throughout the 17-mile corridor
    • Reclaim pavement and resurface
    • Reconstruction through Madison Lake
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Update pedestrian ramps to meet ADA requirements
  • Remove and replace sections of poor sidewalk and curb & gutter
  • Turn lanes and access modifications
  • County road lighting
  • Upgrade infrastructure in Madison Lake

The improvements will provide a smoother roadway and increase safety.

Ulland Brothers, Inc. was awarded the projects with a bid of $20,167,682.08.

Detour maps, a fly through video of the improvements in Madison Lake and more project information can be found at  Interested persons can also sign up for email updates at this site.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified HWY 60 from HWY 14 to HWY 13 as a project they are planning on commencing April 15th, 2021. That stretch of HWY is a vital through-way for our city and the City of Madison Lake will be working in conjunction with MnDOT to help the project along while attempting at minimizing impact to the City of Madison Lake.

The project is still early in its staged development and there will be ample opportunity for community input through a committee and also numerous open houses. 


The project website is:


The project will be managed by:

  • Forrest Hasty
  • Project Manager
  • MnDOT District 7
  • Email:
  • Office: (507)508-4018