Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

June 4, 2013

Orange barrels on a highway

Hwy 4 detour in Cosmos expands on June 6

Second stage of project set to begin on the south side of Highway 7

WILLMAR, Minn. — Motorists will encounter a larger detour area on Highway 4 in Cosmos as stage two of the project begins on June 6, weather permitting. Crews will begin work on the south side of Highway 7 to the south fork of the Crow River.

Stage one of the project consisted of construction on Highway 4 from Highway 7 to Northern Cross Avenue and included East Gemini Avenue. The reconstruction includes grading, paving, sidewalk construction, watermain replacement, sewer construction, landscaping and installation of pedestrian accessible ramps and signals.

The $4.48 million project received a $1.96 million Better Roads grant awarded as part of the Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program.

Reiner Contracting is the contractor and the project will provide a safer and more reliable highway for residents, pedestrians and motorists.

Motorists should always drive with caution, slowdown in work zones and never enter a road or lane blocked with barriers or cones.

For more updates on this, and other projects in the region follow us on Twitter @mndotsouthwest, or log on to www.511mn.org for real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota.

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Pay Attention Slow Down in Workzones