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May 19, 2022

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Hwy 4 resurfacing project north of Cosmos begins May 23

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Hwy4 resurfacing project begins Monday, May 23. Nine miles of Hwy 4 will be resurfaced from the north side of Cosmos to south of Meeker County Road 23, which is south of Grove City.
Traffic impacts

The detour for Hwy 4 through traffic begins Monday, May 23 and will be in place throughout construction. The detour uses Hwy 7, Kandiyohi County Road 2, and Hwy 12 from Cosmos to Grove City. A detour and work zone map is attached.

Project benefits and cost
Project benefits include a smoother road surface. Duininck, Inc., is the contractor for the project, which will cost $4.5 million. Construction will be completed in late July. The schedule could change due to weather and other unforeseeable circumstances.

Work zone reminders

  • Slow down when approaching every work zone
  • Never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones
  • Stay alert; watch for workers and slow-moving equipment
  • Obey posted speed limits; fine for a work zone violation is $300
  • Minimize distractions behind the wheel
  • Be patient and expect delays, especially during peak travel times