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Phase 2B Work To Begin on Highway 212 in Watertown

For Immediate Release:  Friday, August 23, 2019

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



WATERTOWN, S.D. – Reede Construction will move into phase 2B of the Highway 212 project in Watertown on or before Wednesday, Aug. 28.


Traffic will be re-routed to the newly constructed eastbound lanes in order to begin work on the westbound lanes of Highway 212. 


Highway 212 will remain closed on the Phase 1 portion of the project, which includes work on the new structure over the Big Sioux River. The signed car detour will remain in place along Broadway and 4th Avenue south. The signed truck detour will remain in place along the south connector between Highway 20 and 29th Street east. 


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 the 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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