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

Contact:  Matt Brey, 605-882-5166

 

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Watertown area of the state beginning today (July 5).

 

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

  • Interstate 29 – 12 miles, from mile marker 139 to 151. The chip seal will take approximately three days to complete.
  • Highway 20 – six miles, from the junction of Highway 212 through Watertown to the north side of Lake Kampeska.  Approximate time to complete chip seal on the route is four days.
  • Highway 20 – 12 miles, from the Codington/Grant County line east to the junction of Highway 15. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is three days.
  • Highway 15 – 10 miles, from the junction of Highway 212 south through Clear Lake.  Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is three days.

 

The fog seal on the above mentioned routes will take approximately five additional days to complete. The contractor plans on fog sealing once chip seals are complete.

 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane per direction on I-29 and Highway 20 through Watertown.

 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car on the other segments. A delay of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work areas 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.

 

Bituminous Paving Inc. from Odessa, Minnesota, is the prime contractor of the $1 million project.

 

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

 

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