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I-29 Exit 132 Northbound Off-Ramp Closure and City Intersection Closures
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, August 11, 2017

Contact:  John Rittershaus, 605.688.5001


BROOKINGS, S.D. – The northbound off-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 in Brookings will close for approximately 21 calendar days starting Monday, Aug. 14.


Closure of the ramp will allow crews to regrade and pave the ramp. Signs will be in place routing traffic to Exit 133.


The I-29 southbound on-ramp at Exit 132, which was closed on Aug. 1, is scheduled to re-open on Monday, Aug. 14. The contractor was able to complete this work in just 13 of the allotted 21 calendar days required to re-open this ramp.


The south side of the intersection of 32nd Avenue at 6th Street will be closed tentatively Tuesday or Wednesday, Aug. 15 or 16, for about one week while crews install underground utilities.


Once this intersection is re-opened, the south side of the intersection of Lefevre Drive at 6th Street will be closed for approximately one week for the same type of utility work.


Signs will be installed routing traffic either to Lefevre Drive during the 32nd Avenue closure or 32nd Avenue during the Lefevre Drive closure.


The public is invited to attend weekly meetings to discuss progress and sequencing.

Meetings will be held every Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Department of Transportation building located at 2131 34th Ave. in Brookings.


Interim completion for the project is Nov. 3, 2017, which includes Phases 0-2. Overall field completion date is June 30, 2018, which includes Phase 3. 


The prime contractor on this $16.37 million project is BX Civil & Construction of Dell Rapids.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com, call 511 or visit the webpage for this project on http://www.sddot.com/travelers/projects/6thStBrkgs/default.aspx.


Twitter: @SouthDakotaDOT #6thStBrookings


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