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Construction on Highway 34/Lazelle Street in Sturgis
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012

Contact: Byron Booth, Department of Transportation, 605-394-1639            


        Construction on Highway 34/Lazelle Street in Sturgis 

 STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the city of Sturgis will begin reconstruction work on Lazelle Street between Blanche Street and 11th Street in Sturgis on Monday (Aug. 20).


The department will work on sidewalk and approach modifications and signals, and the city will replace water lines.


Phase I work for the DOT includes curb and gutter, sidewalks, lighting, and signal work from Junction Avenue to Blanche Street and will require Highway 34 traffic to detour to Douglas Street between Junction Avenue and Blanche Street.


All trucks will be detoured around Sturgis via Highway 79, Highway 212 through Nisland and Belle Fourche, and Highway 34 between Belle Fourche and Whitewood.


Phase I is expected to be completed by Nov. 17.


Phase II of the project is expected to begin next March and continue work on Lazelle Street from 11th Street to Junction Avenue.


Truck traffic will be detoured through Sturgis on Junction Avenue. Local traffic will be detoured on Main Street between Junction Avenue and 11th Street in Sturgis.


The overall completion date for the project is July 23, 2013.


The prime contractor for the DOT is Ainsworth Benning Construction Inc. of Spearfish, at a cost of about $2 million. The prime contractor for the city of Sturgis’ portion of the project is Mainline Construction Inc. of Rapid City.


For more information, contact Byron Booth with the Department of Transportation at 605-394-1639.


Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetraveulusa.com/sd or by dialing 511



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