Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept. 6, 2019

Highways 4 and 14 bridges set for maintenance work soon

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised to expect stop and go situations at the Highway 4 bridge south of Sleepy Eye and the Highway 14 bridge at Cobden as early as Thursday, September 12, weather permitting, as crews complete maintenance work on the bridges.

Highway 4 and Highway 14 traffic will encounter temporary stop lights at the two bridges during the week. Motorists should slow down, be prepared to stop, drive with caution and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control devices.

The bridge decks are being resurfaced with a seal coat as a preventative maintenance measure that provides a protective layer, reducing deterioration due traffic and salt used for winter snow and ice removal. Drivers are urged to slow down and be alert for loose gravel and spraying in these areas.

The sealcoating is expected to be completed by the end of two weeks. Then, crews will return a couple of weeks later to paint final striping.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit 511mn.org.