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Highway 79 Paving
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For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Contact: Joel Flesner, 605-892-2872


HOOVER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin preparing for an asphalt concrete resurfacing project on Highway 79 from the junction of Highway 168 in Butte County up to Slim Buttes in Harding County, beginning the week of April 16.

The project is anticipated to take approximately nine weeks to complete, depending on weather. In addition to the asphalt resurfacing, crews will work on guardrail updates, delineators, rumble stripes and the installation of new pavement markings.

During paving operations, traffic will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction and directed through the work zones with the use of flaggers and a pilot car.

Motorists can expect up to 15 minute delays, suddenly slowing and stopped traffic, uneven or rough surface, and construction equipment and workers adjacent to the roadway.

The prime contractor on this $5.9 million dollar project is Anderson Western, Inc. from Bismarck, North Dakota.

The overall completion date for the project is Oct. 6, 2017.

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



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