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Block Closure Work Begins on U.S. Highway 212 in Watertown

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, October 3, 2019

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



WATERTOWN, S.D. – On Monday, Oct. 7, Reede Construction will move into the Phase 1 Block Closure portion of the Highway 212 project.


The remaining two blocks of work will extend the currently closed portion of the Phase 1 to just west of Broadway Ave. This closure will prevent all thru traffic west of Broadway, except for access to businesses within the current two-way traffic area east of 2nd Street W.


The signed car detour will remain in place along Broadway and 4th Avenue S. The signed truck detour will remain in place along the South Connector between Highway 20 and 29th Street E.


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 N. 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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