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June 14, 2021

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Crews begin to reconstruct Hwy 4 in Meire Grove July 6

ST. CLOUD, Minn. –Those who travel on Highway 4 through Meire Grove in Stearns County should plan for some delays, as a four-month roadwork project gets underway Tuesday, July 6. The project will require a detour.

Crews will first prepare work areas and set-up the detour route, then close Highway 4 to through traffic between Stearns County Road 29, north of Meire Grove and 345th Street, south of Meire Grove. Motorists will follow a signed detour along I-94 through Melrose, Highway 237 and Stearns County Road 12 to County Road 31 south of New Munich, back to Highway 4 south of Greenwald.  Get map .

Highway 4 will be an active work zone in Meire Grove, as crews reconstruct the asphalt road surface and adjacent entrances between Second Avenue South and Second Avenue North; replace curb/gutter and underground storm sewer; and update or construct new sidewalk. MnDOT will also widen the Highway 4 and Stearns County Road 13/Church Street intersection to ensure easier turn movements for larger trucks and semi-trailers.

Highway 4 will be open and maintained to those who live, work or visit Meire Grove. However, expect changes like gravel surfaces or use of side or back entrances.
For your safety and ours, please stay out of closed or barricaded areas, be alert for flaggers and be prepared to stop. Pedestrians will encounter sidewalk closures, follow signed detours.

For current Highway 4 information, visit the project home page at www.mndot.gov/d3/projects/meiregrove/, or contact MnDOT Construction Project Manager Mike Klasen, at 320-248-2294 or michael.klasen@state.mn.us.

When complete in mid-October, the $2.1 million project will provide a smoother road surface, improve storm water run-off and improve traveler safety through Meire Grove.

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