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.