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Highway 79/34 Open to Traffic Through Sturgis
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For Immediate Release: Friday, Nov. 9, 2012

Contact:  John Gerlach, 605.394.2248


Highway 79/34 Open to Traffic Through Sturgis


STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Highway 79/34 (Lazelle Street) in Sturgis is now open to one lane of traffic in each direction, along with the center turn lane. The truck-route detour has also been removed.


One lane of eastbound and westbound traffic will remain closed on Lazelle Street between Junction Avenue and Blanche Street until crews finish curb, gutter and sidewalk repairs.


The northbound and southbound intersection of Junction Avenue and Lazelle Street remains closed until construction is complete.


It is anticipated that all lanes on Lazelle Street and Junction Avenue will be open to traffic by Friday, Nov. 17, weather permitting.


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


The prime contractor on the $2 million project is Ainsworth-Benning Construction, Inc., of Spearfish.


For more information, contact John Gerlach with the Department of Transportation at 605-394-6968.


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