Rollovers add up on Highway 60 detour

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(Photo courtesy of the Worthington Daily Globe)

It might be called the road detour from hell.

Residents of southwest Minnesota are upset about a detour around Highway 60 near Worthington that bypasses a several-mile–stretch of highway under construction.

There’s one especially sharp corner on the detour that too many drivers are taking too fast. There have been nearly a dozen accidents so far on that stretch of roads. The milk truck in the photo above went off the corner last week and spilled its load.

Detour haters got more bad news this week. Construction is running behind schedule, and state Department of Transportation officials say they will have to leave the detour in place through the winter.

The Daily Globe reports that a wet spring and the state shutdown have slowed work on the Highway 60 project, which will widen the highway to four lanes.

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