Hwy 60 crossing topic of March 7 meeting in Elysian
MANKATO, Minn. – The city of Elysian is hosting a meeting with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to get public input on a new concept for the possibility of pedestrian crossings on Highway 60. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend the 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, March 7 at the Elysian City Hall.
A new design concept will be introduced that allows for safer pedestrian crossings on Highway 60 in Elysian and reduces the speeds of motorists traveling through town. City officials along with MnDOT staff will be present to receive input from residents and business owners.
This is the second public meeting in Elysian on the pedestrian crossing topic.
In January, MnDOT met with residents to review the current traffic conditions on Highway 60 in Elysian, discuss the pros and cons of various crossings and determine what makes sense for pedestrians in Elysian.
MnDOT is working on the development a project in 2020 on Highway 60 from the junction with Highway 14 to the junction with Highway 13 in Waterville. In addition to resurfacing the roadway, the project includes updating the pedestrian ramps at sidewalks, access, turn lanes, additional lighting, sidewalk and curb and gutter.
MnDOT has currently allocated $16 million for the 2020 project. MnDOT will post the draft design at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy60madisonlake/.
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For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.