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Pavement Rehabilitation to Begin Through Pierre and Fort Pierre

For Immediate Release:  Monday, April 15, 2019

Contact:  Dean VanDeWiele, 605-773-5294


PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on Tuesday, April 23, to finish the pavement rehabilitation project on highways U.S. 14/U.S. 14B/U.S. 83 and S.D. 34 through Pierre and Fort Pierre. This work was postponed due to the blizzard last week.


The work includes joint spall repair, full and partial panel replacement, and sealing joints and random cracks. The contractor will also be placing new pavement marking on Sioux & Wells Avenues through Pierre.


During all operations, traffic will be carried through the work zone with the use of flaggers and lane closures. It is likely that the contractor will be working in Pierre and Fort Pierre simultaneously.


Motorists can except multiple lane closures throughout the project that will reduce the road width. An 11-foot width restriction will be placed on Highway 14/14B from the Highway 14/83 junction in Fort Pierre through Pierre, to the base of Garfield Avenue (Highway 14/34 junction). Over-width vehicles will be required to go around the dam in lieu of going through the construction zones.


Motorists should pay close attention to signage, continuously changing and moving work areas, and be aware of construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lanes.


The approximate completion date for the project will be mid-June.


The prime contractor is Diamond Surface, Inc. from Rogers, Minnesota on the $802,273 contract.


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



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