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May 9, 2022

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Open house for Hwy 4 resurfacing project is May 17

WILLMAR, Minn. – The public is invited to an in-person construction open house on Tuesday, May 17 to learn about the upcoming Highway 4 resurfacing project. The open house will be held at Cosmos City Center, 220 Milky Way Street South, and run from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. There will not be a formal presentation and people are invited to stop by anytime during open house hours.

MnDOT staff and the contractor will be available to answer questions about the construction phase of the Hwy 4 project, including the detour and timeline.

Project summary

The project includes asphalt resurfacing for approximately nine miles of Hwy 4 from the north side of Cosmos to south of Meeker County Road 23.

Traffic impacts

Through traffic for Hwy 4 will be detoured during construction. The detour uses Hwy 7, Kandiyohi County Road 2, and Hwy 12. A detour and work zone map is attached.

Project benefits and cost

Project benefits include a smoother road surface. Duininck, Inc., is the contractor for the project, which will cost $4.5 million. Construction is scheduled to begin May 23 and end in late July. The schedule could change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

Alternate language/materials

MnDOT invites and encourages participation by all. If you need an ASL, foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, or need documents in an alternative format (such as braille or large print), please email your request to Janet Miller at ADArequest.dot@state.mn.us or call 651-366-4720.

Work zone reminders

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times