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Construction On Highway 19 Near Humboldt To Begin
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, April 4, 2014

Contact: Jared Pfaff, 605-367-4970


Construction On Highway 19 Near Humboldt


HUMBOLDT, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists a 23 and a half-mile construction project on Highway 19 between Humboldt and the intersection of Highway 34 will significantly impact traffic this summer.


During the month of April, box culvert replacement and shoulder widening is expected to cause short delays to the traveling public. In the work zone there will be reduced speeds and flagging operations.


In May, reconstruction of the first section of this project will begin which will require Highway 19 to be closed to through traffic from Highway 38 in Humboldt to 237th Street two miles south of Highway 34/Walkers Point.


Access for local traffic will be maintained and a detour route provided on Highway 81 for through traffic from Highway 19.


The second phase of the project, from 237th Street to Highway 34, will begin after Labor Day. More information on this will be sent out at a later date.


The reconstruction of Highway 19 will include grading, resurfacing, drainage improvement, widening of shoulders and improving site distances.


The prime contractor on this $14.6 million project is Loiseau Construction of Flandreau.


The overall completion date is Nov. 26, 2014.


For more information, visit the project website at http://sddot.com/travelers/projects/sd19humboldt/Default.aspx.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511.



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