Resurfacing of Minnesota Highway 4 near Cosmos to begin Monday, May 23

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that resurfacing work on Minnesota Highway 4, north of Cosmos, will begin Monday, May 23. Drivers will be detoured around the work zone.

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COSMOS — Travelers using Minnesota Highway 4 north of Cosmos will have to use a detour starting Monday, as work begins on a nine-mile resurfacing project between the north side of the city and Meeker County Road 23, south of Grove City.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation in a news release said the detour will be in place for the entirety of the project, which should wrap up by late July. The schedule could change due to weather or other unforeseen issues.

The detour will use state Highway 7, Kandiyohi County Road 2 and U.S. Highway 12.

A detour, starting Monday, May 23, will take drivers around the Minnesota Highway 4 resurfacing project construction zone on the north side of Cosmos.
Contributed / Minnesota Department of Transportation

The project, with a cost of $4.5 million, will result in a smoother road surface. Duininck Inc. is the contractor for the project.

MnDOT urges drivers to slow down when approaching this and any other construction zone, stay alert, minimize distractions and to be patient. Drivers should never enter a roadway that has been blocked with barriers or cones, and there is a $300 fine for a work zone violation, including for speeding.

Shelby Lindrud is a reporter with the West Central Tribune of Willmar. Her focus areas are arts and entertainment, agriculture, features writing and the Kandiyohi County Board.

She can be reached via email or direct 320-214-4373.

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