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Pavement Repair to Begin on I-29
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, March 31, 2017

Contact: Travis Dressen, (605) 367-5680


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin concrete pavement repair work on Interstate 29 from south of Exit 86 (Renner/Crooks) to north of Exit 109 (Colman/Madison) on Monday, April 3, 2017.


The contractor will be setting up traffic control devices to reduce traffic down to one lane through work zones at various locations and the lane closures will move as the work progresses.


The contractor will also be installing drain tile along the edge of the driving lanes in another operation as well as replacing guard rail. This work is being done in preparation for placing asphalt concrete pavement over the existing concrete pavement set to begin in mid-June.


The speed limit through the work zones will be reduced to 65 mph and further reduced to 45 mph where workers are present. Motorists are reminded that trucks and other construction traffic will be moving in and out of the work zones.


Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling through the work zone and be prepared for suddenly slowing and merging traffic, lane shifts and construction equipment and workers adjacent to the driving lane.


The field work completion date for the project is Nov. 9, 2018, but the contractor is anticipating having the majority of the work completed by Nov. 1, 2017. The prime contractor for the $22.5 million project is Central Specialties, Inc. from Alexandria, Minnesota.


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



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