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U.S. Highway 81 Intersection Construction To Begin

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday March 27, 2018

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


WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is set to begin Monday, April 16, to reconstruct Highway 81 at the intersection of 20th Avenue South. 


Construction includes grading of a single lane roundabout, concrete surfacing, asphalt surface treatment, permanent signing, permanent striping and roadway lighting.


Preliminary work includes city utility work and construction of the temporary traffic diversion along the west side of Highway 81.


During Phase 1, traffic will be directed to the newly constructed temporary traffic diversion for northbound, southbound and westbound traffic. The traffic diversion will function as a three-way stop condition with the east leg of 20th Avenue South at Highway 81 closed.


Due to the tight turning radius of the diversion, all westbound truck traffic is encouraged to use an alternate route during Phase 1 construction. 


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


The substantial completion date is Aug. 3, 2018.


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



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