Highway 60 Bypass

Faribault, MN | Transportation

Overview

ISG worked with the City of Faribault and the Chamber of Commerce to improve accessibility to local businesses from TH 60.


Opportunity

The TH 60/I-35 interchange in Faribault didn’t provide a convenient way for motorists to visit nearby businesses in a promising commercial development.

Solution

The City of Faribault and the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce invested in a Commercial Market Potential Study which gave several recommendations for various areas of the City. The study recommended improvements to the TH 60/I-35 Interchange configuration that didn't provide easy accessibility to the area. It was noted that commercial developers required a proficient transportation system in order to assure traffic to their district. Based on these recommendations, the City of Faribault initiated the $2.5 million project to improve the transportation in the area in hopes of facilitating development of the district.

This project converted 1,800 feet of two-lane highway into four-lanes, including turn lanes. This extension also included the realignment and improvement of the 206th Street intersection, including added traffic signals. A westbound left turn lane was added to the I-35 exit ramp onto TH 60. The City utilized a combination of state and federal funding sources to finance the project. In addition to full engineering design, topographic survey and right-of-way platting services were provided.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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