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Work to Begin on I-90 From Mt. Vernon to the James River
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For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Contact: Rick Brandner, (605) 995-8120


Work to Begin on I-90 From Mt. Vernon to the James River



MITCHELL, S.D. – On Thursday, March 28, reconstruction of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 between Mount Vernon and the James River will begin, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.


Concrete in the eastbound lanes will be replaced with thicker concrete pavement, similar to the construction on the westbound lanes last year.


Contractors will begin by preparing the westbound lanes for two-way traffic.  During that phase of construction, westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane so traffic control signs and road markers can be installed. 


On Monday, April 1, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction and placed head-to-head in the westbound lanes of I-90, with a 12-foot width restriction.


The speed limit in the construction area will be reduced to 65 mph and further reduced to 55 mph between exits 330 and 332 in Mitchell. Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled in work zones.


Work on the eastbound lanes is expected to be done by Nov. 1, 2013.


The prime contractor on the second phase of the $29 million project is Knife River Midwest of Sioux City, Iowa.


For more information, contact Tammy Williams, Eric Prunty or Rick Brandner at 605-995-8120.


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