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Microsurfacing To Begin On Highway 44 Near Platte
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, July 12, 2013

Contact:  Eric Prunty (605) 995-8120


Microsurfacing To Begin On Highway 44 Near Platte


MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that microsurfacing will be applied on a portion of Highway 44 near Platte beginning Monday, July 15.


Work will begin on Highway 44 at the junction of Highway 50 west of Platte in Gregory County and proceed east 15 miles to the junction of Highway 281 in Douglas County.


The contractor will begin filling ruts on Monday, July 15 and take approximately two days to complete. The microsurfacing part of the project will then proceed and take approximately 10 days to complete.


Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project using flaggers and a pilot car. A delay of up to 15 minutes can be expected during daytime hours.


The permanent pavement marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the microsurfacing.


Motorists are reminded fines are doubled in work zones and to watch for slow moving and turning construction vehicles.


Missouri Petroleum Products Company from St. Louis, Missouri is the prime contractor on the $759,550 contract.


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


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