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The Minnesota Department of Transportation is holding two construction open houses for a project on Highway 4 from St. James to Sleepy Eye in preparation for construction expected to begin in mid-April, weather permitting. The public is invited to attend in Sleepy Eye on Wednesday, April 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 115 2nd Avenue NE, or in St. James on Monday, April 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Watonwan County Library, 125 Fifth Street S.

Staff from MnDOT and the contractor will be available to provide more information about the project and answer questions. There is no formal presentation planned, and attendees are welcome to arrive anytime.

The Highway 4 project between St. James to Sleepy Eye includes roadway, bridge, and drainage improvements. In addition to resurfacing approximately 25 miles of roadway, three bridges will be replaced. Additionally, the improvements made to the road will allow Highway 4 from St. James and Sleepy Eye to become a 10-ton route.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in mid- April and continue until early October, weather permitting.  Traffic will be detoured during construction.

Ulland Brothers, Inc. was awarded the project with a bid of $18,884,550.58.