Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 4

St. James to Sleepy Eye

About this project

The Hwy 4 project between St. James and Sleepy Eye includes roadway, bridge, and drainage improvements.  In addition to resurfacing approximately 25 miles of roadway, three bridges will be replaced.

Summary of work

  • Resurface roadway
  • Replace the span bridge over the Big Cottonwood River
  • Replace the bridge at Butterfield Creek, north of St. James
  • Replace the bridge (box culvert) south of Sleepy Eye
  • Repair drainage pipes and culverts
  • Add rumble strips and update guardrail


  • Smoother road surface
  • Improved drainage
  • Increased safety

Traffic impacts

Traffic will be detoured during construction:

Hwy 60 project

Highway 4 detour map (click for larger view)