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James River Bridge on Highway 42 To Close for Construction





For Immediate Release:  Friday, July 10, 2020

Contact: Rick Brandner (605) 995-8120 

 

 

MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct the James River Bridge on Highway 42 east of Ethan will begin Aug. 3, 2020.

 

The project includes removing the existing bridge, constructing a new bridge spanning the James River, and raising the elevation of the roadway through the river valley approximately three feet. 

 

During construction the roadway will be CLOSED and traffic detoured to Highway 44 between Highway 37 and Highway 81. 

 

The prime contractor for the $7.25 million project is Perrett Construction LTD of Valentine, Nebraska.

 

The road is scheduled to be reopened on July 2, 2021 

 

The contract completion date for the project is Aug. 27, 2021. 

 

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

 

 

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