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Chip Seal Work to Begin on Pierre Area Highways





For Immediate Release:  June 7, 2019

Contact:  Dean VanDeWiele, 605-773-5294

 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Pierre Area starting on Wednesday, June 12, and will move from one highway to the next in the following order:

 

1. Highway 14 – 22.5 miles, from Cottonwood to nine miles east of Philip. The chip seal will begin on Wednesday, June 12 and will take about two days to complete. The fog seal will take another two days to complete.

 

2. Highway 34 – 31.9 miles, from the east edge of Pierre east to the Hughes/Hyde county line. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is three days. The fog seal will take another two days to complete.

 

3. Highway 47 – 3.6 miles, from the east junction of Highway 47 and Highway 20 north though Hoven to the west junction of Highway 47 and Highway 20. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is one day. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

4. Highway 212 – 9.0 miles, from the east edge of Gettysburg on Highway 212 to the Highway 47 junction. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

5. Highway 1804 – 10.9 miles, from the junction of Highway 1804 and the Onida road west of Onida north to the north junction of Highway 1804 and the Agar Road. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.

 

6. Highway 1806 – 33.7 miles, starting at Highway 14 and proceeding north to approximately mile marker 221.05 north of the dam. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is five days. The fog seal will take another two days to complete.

 

On the two-lane routes receiving a chip seal and a fog seal, 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. 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 marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip & fog seal projects.

 

The prime contractor on this $2.7 million project is Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge.

 

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