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The final year of construction on Hwy 15/60 near Madelia is expected to begin on Monday, April 10, weather permitting, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT is resurfacing seven miles from the  interchange south of Madelia to the interchange north of Madelia. This is the second year of a two-year project.

Construction this year includes resurfacing the westbound lanes, lighting, drainage repairs, updating guardrail, and rehabbing several bridges. Construction on the eastbound lanes of Hwy 15/60 was completed in 2022.

Benefits of the projects include improved pavements and drainage, smoother road surfaces and increased safety along the corridor.

Hoffman Construction Company was awarded the project with a bid of $24,988,466.21.

Traffic will be impacted with a combination of detours and head-to-head traffic configurations.  Two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes will begin April 10, and ramp closures are expected to begin April 11. The project is expected to be complete in mid-October, weather permitting.