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May 9, 2024

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Watonwan rest area building near St. James temporarily closed for improvements May 13-17

MANKATO, Minn. – The Watonwan rest area located along Highway 60 near St. James will be closed May 13-17 as improvements are made to the facility, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Improvements to the building include installing water efficient toilets, a new ADA accessible drinking fountain with bottle filler, and general maintenance improvements.
Although the rest area building will be closed, the rest area parking lots will remain open.
Over 20 million travelers stop at Minnesota rest areas annually. To find a rest area in Minnesota, use MnDOT’s online search tool to learn about services and access at each site by visiting mndot.gov/restareas.

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