Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 4, Cosmos


About the project

This project will remove and replace the existing pavement on Highway 4 through the city of Cosmos. It will narrow the width of highway, provide Americans with Disabilities Act improvements and allow the city to replace and relocate aging underground utilities.

Project benefits

  • Increased safety for vehicles due to replacement of deteriorated pavement
  • Increased safety for pedestrians due to narrowed street width and ADA improvements
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increased walkability and enhanced downtown
  • Improved city utilities

Key issues

This project was made possible in great part by a one-time grant from the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Competitive Grant Program. MnDOT District 8 received $1.9 million in funding from the program and provided additional funding from its targeted resources to pay for the project. Without this additional funding, District 8 would have been unable to afford a full reconstruction through the community.