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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in the Aberdeen Area





For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Contact: Robert Ward, 605/626/7885

 

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Aberdeen area beginning Monday, July 10.

 

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

  • Highway 25 – 11 miles, from mile marker 219 to 231 through Veblen. The chip seal will take approximately two days to complete.
  • Highway 25 – 12 miles, starting at the south end of town in Webster, south to mile marker 168.  Approximate time to complete chip seal on this route is two days.
  • Highway 37 – 14 miles, from Groton to Verdon. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is three days.
  • Highway 10 – 34 miles, from Eureka to Leola. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is seven days.
  • Highway 45 – 12 miles, from the Highway 10/247 junction north to the North Dakota border. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is two days.
  • Highway 47 – 22 miles, from Eureka to Bowdle. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is five days.

 

The fog seal on the above mentioned routes will take approximately 10 additional days to complete. The contractor plans on fog sealing once 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 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.

 

Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge is the prime contractor of the $3.4 million project. The project has an overall completion date of Sept. 21.

 

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

 

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