Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 2, 2017

Hwy 4 St. James construction open house March 15

MANKATO, Minn. – An open house for the Highway 4 project through St. James project will be held on Wednesday, March 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the St. James Community Center, 505 1st Avenue South.

The multi-year project will resume as early as April 3 with the focus on reconstructing Highway 4 from 10th Avenue South to Weston Avenue in 2017.  Through traffic will be detoured to Watonwan County Roads 57, 56 and 55.

Businesses and residents are encouraged to attend the open house to discuss any concerns and get their questions answered.  Staff from MnDOT and the city of St. James will be present along with the contractor and consulting firm.

Weekly construction meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the St. James Community Room shortly after construction begins.  For a detour or construction staging map visit www.mndot.gov/stjames .  For project updates sign up on the city’s website at www.ci.stjames.mn.us by clicking on “Notify Me.”

Construction in 2018 will also include a detour as work proceeds from Westin Avenue to 11 Avenue North. Construction completed in 2016 includes 8th Avenue North and Weston Avenue. 

S M Hentges & Sons, Inc. of Jordan was awarded the contract with a bid of $15,685,646.

The Highway 4 project, which extends from south of Watonwan County Fairgrounds to 11th Avenue North, includes utility replacement throughout the project, upgrading sidewalk and pedestrian ramps for safe ADA accessible accommodations, lighting, and intersection and access revisions. More information can be found on the project website at mndot.gov/stjames/.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota); 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). Individuals may also send an e-mail to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.