Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 3, 2017

Hwy 4 project detour extended to August 9

WILLMAR, Minn. — The Highway 4 resurfacing project from Fairfax to the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 68 started Monday, July 17.  The project includes the resurfacing of Highway 4 for 13.4 miles, the replacement of two culverts, replacement of bridge approach panels and installation of new guardrail.  It requires a short detour (map below).  The road was expected to be opened to traffic on August 4, but the detour needs to be extended to Wednesday, August 9 to complete work on the bridge.

Central Specialties, Inc. is the contractor on the project.  The total project cost is $1.1 million.  For more information on the project visit www.mndot.gov/d8/projects/hwy4fairfax/.        

MnDOT asks motorists to slow down and pay attention while driving through work zones.  Motorists who speed through a work zone or who disobey work zone flaggers face a $300 fine.  Plan ahead for your travel using 511.  For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.