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The original item was published from 11/1/2019 3:39:00 PM to 11/1/2019 3:44:19 PM.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hwy. 60 Project - Week 29: All paving complete, open to traffic evening of Nov. 1

A picture that shows the roadway paving operations from the evening of October

The City of Faribault and its project partners intend to send out and publish a weekly construction update on the Trunk Highway 60/4th Street NW Reconstruction Project. To receive the newsletter, see instructions at the bottom of this post. 

Previous Week Review  10/26/19 - 11/1/19

Work this past week saw all of the bituminous paving completed and most of the concrete work including sidewalks and driveways is also completed. Crews continue to work on the street lighting and last signal system at the intersection of 8th Avenue NW as well.

Next Week Look Ahead 11/2/2019-11/8/2019

Due to the recent weather and forecast temperatures in the coming days/weeks, the construction crews have decided to place temporary striping for the winter. This striping is scheduled to be complete on Monday, November 4th. Crews will also continue to work on finishing the remaining concrete sidewalk work and setting street lights and the signal system at 8th Avenue NW.

General Traffic Control/Detour Notes 

The entire roadway will be open to thru traffic starting tonight, Friday November 1st. The detour, however; will remain posted until the roadway is striped and the intersection work at 8th Avenue is completed. The intersection of 8th Avenue NW will be opened under a temporary four-way stop condition until such time that the signal system is installed and functioning. Note, there will be times next week that the intersection of 8th Avenue NW and TH 60/4th Street NW will be closed to facilitate the remaining work. There will also be partial lane closures in the coming weeks to facilitate the installation of the remaining street lights and signal system components. Please travel safely through the project area and continue to obey all traffic & construction related signage.

About this update

The City of Faribault and its project partners intend to send out and publish a weekly construction update on the Trunk Highway 60/4th Street NW Reconstruction Project.  This weekly update will be issued through the City of Faribault Facebook page and the City’s website  on the Project website  You can sign up and receive an emailed PDF of the newsletter by submitting your email address to and requesting to be placed on the weekly TH 60 newsletter distribution list. You can also sign up for a text notification that will contain a link to the newsletter via the Faribault Chamber of Commerce by texting Faribault Hwy60 to 313131.  Questions about the contents of the weekly updates or about the project in general can be directed to Faribault City Engineer Mark DuChene at either 507.333.0360 or or to Glenn Cunningham, senior engineering technician, at either 507.333.0366 or   

Answers to many frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the project can be found here

The project is proposed to be completed in four main phases, and a copy of a map showing the project detour as well as project phasing and anticipated phasing timelines can be found here.

If there is a non-life threatening emergency within the construction limits (such as loss of water) outside of normal business hours, please call police dispatch at 507.334.4305 and they will contact the appropriate parties.  


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