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Work To Begin on U.S. Highway 212 in Watertown

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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


WATERTOWN, S.D. – Reede Construction will begin construction on Highway 212 from just west of Highway 81 to just east of 2nd Street W. in Watertown on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Work was originally scheduled to start April 8, but was postponed due to weather.


This segment of the project will be constructed one-half at a time leaving two-way traffic in the opposing lanes.   


The $10.3 million project will reconstruct one mile of Highway 212 from Highway 20 to Highway 81 and includes utility work, grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, structure, concrete paving, lighting and signal upgrades.


Public meetings for the project will be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Watertown Police Department located on N. Maple St. in Watertown beginning April 25. These meetings will help the public to stay up to date on project timing and answer questions.


Thru truck traffic is being advised to take an alternate route due to anticipated traffic volumes and narrowed lanes. All local traffic should make sure to slow down, be prepared to stop and watch for turning vehicles.


The overall completion date for the project is set for Oct. 25, 2019.


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


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