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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Pierre Area
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For Immediate Release:  June 18, 2018

Contact:  Dean VanDeWiele, 605-773-5294

 

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Pierre area beginning Tuesday, June 19.

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

  • SD Highway 73 – 14.5 miles, from I-90 to US 14 through the town of Philip. The chip seal will begin on Tuesday, June 19, and will take approximately three days to complete. The fog seal will take approximately another two days to complete.

 

  • SD Highway 1806 – 15.6 miles, from the Lower Brule Indian Reservation line to Highway 83 south of Ft. Pierre. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

  • SD Highway 34 – 11.6 miles, from the Hughes/Hyde county line to Highway 47 by Stephan. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

  • SD Highway 47 – 10 miles, from Highway 212 through Lebanon to east Highway 20 south of Hoven. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is three days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

  • US Highway 212 – 9.2 miles, from ½ mile east of Highway 47 just south of Lebanon east to the Faulk County line. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

On the two-lane routes receiving a chip seal and a fog seal, 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 speed limit, whichever is less, during this time frame. The permanent pavement marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects.

The prime contractor on the $1.38 million contract is Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge.

 

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

 

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