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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 89

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021
Contact: Jay Noem, Project Manager, 605-440-1220


CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a chip seal and fog seal project on portions of S.D. Highway 89 starting Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The project will begin at the intersection of U.S. Highway 385 in Pringle and head south for 15 miles.


Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work area during daytime hours. The contractor will be working weekdays only for the duration of the project.


Loose gravel will be present on the project for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Traffic is advised to travel 45 miles per hour or the posted speed limit if it is less than the advised speed during this timeframe. Permanent pavement striping is scheduled to be applied seven days after the chip seal on each project.


The prime contractor on the $1.7 million project is Asphalt Surface Technologies Corp. from St. Cloud, Minnesota. The completion date for the project will be Friday, Sept. 24, 2021.


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