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U.S. Highway 81 Set to Open to Full Traffic South of Watertown
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For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Contact:  Bryce R. Olson, 605-882-5166




WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the contractor will be finishing phase II work at the Highway 81 and 20th Avenue south intersection and be fully open to traffic by Thursday, Aug. 9.


Motorists are asked to watch for construction traffic as remaining clean-up work, removal of the traffic diversions and erosion control will be completed next week. The remaining work will be done under traffic and will be outside the roadway.


U.S. Highway 81 has been reconstructed at the intersection of 20th Avenue South and included grading of a single lane roundabout, concrete surfacing, asphalt surface treatment, permanent signing, permanent striping and roadway lighting.


BX Civil and Construction, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $1.88 million project.


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


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