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Feb. 28, 2024

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Tree clearing along Hwy 4 from Sherburn to Trimont starts March 5

MANKATO, Minn. – Motorists are advised to use caution on Highway 4 between Sherburn and Trimont starting Tuesday, March 5 as workers begin removing trees in preparation for construction, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Motorists should expect shoulder closures and watch for flaggers until the completion of the tree clearing work in late March. Drivers should remove distractions and be aware of workers in the area.

By law, the trees need to be removed early in the year to prevent protected bats from making their homes in the trees.

The tree removal is preliminary work for the Highway 4 construction project from Sherburn to St. James. The project includes roadway, bridge, and drainage improvements. In addition to resurfacing approximately 25 miles of roadway, the bridge over Cedar Run will be replaced and multiple bridges will be repaired. Pedestrian accommodations in the cities of Sherburn and Trimont will also be improved.

Construction for the project is anticipated to start in May and continue until late August, weather permitting.

OMG Midwest was awarded the project with a bid of $20,724,636.58.