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News Release
April 12, 2012




Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 7, Mankato/Windom
2151 Bassett Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


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Hwy 4 bridge replacement begins April 23
Traffic will use detour on state and county roads


MANKATO, Minn. –  Hwy 4 motorists will use a detour beginning Monday, April 23, as crews remove a bridge over the Watonwan River and replace nearby culverts north of St. James, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.


Traffic will detour on Hwy 30, Watonwan County Road 18, Watonwan County Road 9 and Brown County Road 18 until the end of July, weather permitting. The detour adds two miles to the trip.


The project includes replacing the bridge over the Watonwan River and installing new culverts for nearby drainage channels. Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg is the contractor for this $1,605,700 project. 


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