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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, August 2, 2018

Contact: John Villbrandt, 605-845-3844



MOBRIDGE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mobridge area of the state beginning Monday, Aug. 6.  

  • Highway 212 – 22.77 miles, from the east end of Eagle Butte to Ridgeview. The chip seal will begin on Monday, Aug. 6, and take approximately three days to complete.
  • Highway 271 – 13.71 miles, from the junction with Highway 10 to the North Dakota border. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is one day.
  • Highways 1806 & 1806P – 7.72 & 1.67 miles, from the junction with Highway 12 to 120th Street and from the junction with Highway 1806 through Wakpala. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on these routes is one day.

The fog seal on the above-mentioned routes will take approximately 4 additional days to complete. The contractor plans on fog sealing the above-mentioned routes after they are all chip sealed.

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. During this time frame, traffic should travel at 40 mph or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph. The permanent pavement markings are scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects. 

Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge is the prime contractor on this $1,122,857 project.

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



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