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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Rapid City Area
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For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Contact: Bryan Parks, 605-394-1640

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to three highways in the Rapid City area of the state beginning Friday, July 7.

 

The contractor will move from one project site to the next in the following order:

 

  • Highway 44 – 11 miles, from Airport Road to west of Farmingdale. The chip seal will begin on Friday, July 7, and will take approximately two to three days to complete.
  • Highway 240 – two miles, in Wall from Airport Road to Lariat Drive. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is two days.
  • Highway 34 – 10 miles, from 137th Place to 145th Avenue. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is two days.
  • Highway 34 – eight miles, from three miles west of New Underwood Road to three miles east of Union Center. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is two days. 

 

The fog seal on all of the above mentioned routes will take approximately four additional days total to complete. The contractor plans to fog seal the routes as the chip seals are completed.

 

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

 

Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Traffic should travel at 40 mph or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph during this time frame. The permanent pavement markings are scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal applications.

 

The prime contractor on this $1 million project is Simon Contractors of South Dakota from Rapid City.

 

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

 

 

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