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Chip Seal and Fog Seals Projects in the Yankton Area
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, July 7, 2017

Contact: Rodney Gall, Gregory Rothschadl, or Brian Wenisch - (605)668-2929 


YANKTON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton area of the state beginning Tuesday, July 11. 


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

  • Highway 44 – 10 miles, from the junction of 451st Avenue to the intersection of highways 44 and 19 south of Parker.
  • Highway 37 – 11.5 miles, from the Missouri River north to Springfield, including the spur into Running Water.
  • Highway 37P – one mile, through the city of Springfield.
  • Highway 50 – 11 miles, from west of the Charles Mix County line to just west of the junction with Highway 37 south.
  • Highway 37 – seven miles, from the Bon Homme/Hutchinson County line north to 284th Street
  • Highway 46 – 13 miles, from the junction of Highway 46 to Highway 25.

Fog seal applications will be applied after the chip seals are complete.


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


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 projects. 


The Road Guy Construction Company, Inc. from Yankton is the prime contractor on the $1.6 million project.


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


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