Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 2, 2018

Highway 4 St. James project celebrated Nov. 13

MANKATO, Minn. – State and local dignitaries will be gathering with community members on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in St. James to celebrate completion of three years’ worth of work on Highway 4.

The city of St. James and the St. James Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Nov. 13.  The ceremony is open to the public at will take place at the American Legion on 1st Avenue.

Highway 4 was open to traffic on Oct. 25.  The $15.7 million project included reconstruction from 10th Avenue South to 11th Avenue North in the city of St. James and the realignment of 7th Avenue South.  It also included numerous city side streets being reconstructed as well as resurfacing a county road.  Mini-roundabouts replaced traffic signals on 1st Avenue and back-in diagonal parking was installed downtown.  Sidewalk has been replaced and added and pedestrian accommodations now meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards with improved lighting and aesthetics downtown.

The project also allowed the city of St. James to upgrade utilities and storm sewer throughout the corridor. 

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