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Structure Work Begins on Highway 212 in Watertown

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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


WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a portion of Highway 212 will be closed for structure replacement over the Big Sioux River starting June 17, 2019.


This segment of the project will be closed to thru traffic from just west of Highway 20 to the west side of 3rd Street W. A signed detour will be in place for thru car traffic running along Broadway and 4th Avenue S. This work is being done concurrently with other phases of the project.     


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 continue to be held Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Watertown Police Department located on North Maple Street in Watertown. 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, narrowed lanes and detour on city streets. 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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