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Emergency Repairs Scheduled for Median Crossover on Interstate 29 Construction Project in Brookings





For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, May 31, 2022


Contact:

Waylon Blasius, Project Manager, 605-692-6342

 

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that emergency repairs to the median crossover within the construction zone on Interstate 29 near Brookings are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

Northbound traffic will be detoured off I-29 at exit 127. The detour route will direct traffic east approximately one-half mile to Brookings County Road 21 / 473rd Avenue. Traffic will then turn north and travel approximately five miles to U.S. Highway 14, where traffic will be directed west for approximately one-half mile to re-enter I-29 using the on-ramp at exit 132.

 

Northbound traffic will be required to follow posted speed limits on the detour route. The repairs are anticipated to be completed within the business day.

 

Southbound traffic will remain on I-29 for the duration of the emergency repairs. Speed reduction and width restrictions continue for southbound traffic on I-29 within the construction zone.

 

The prime contractor for the $15.3 million project is Bowes Construction, Inc. of Brookings. Construction of the bridge structure and all grading operations are scheduled to be completed in 2022, with the surfacing and final project completion scheduled for July 14, 2023.

 

For further information about the construction project, please go to the SDDOT website at https://dot.sd.gov/brookings-pcn-020v.

 

About SDDOT:
The mission of the South Dakota Department of Transportation is to efficiently provide a safe and effective public transportation system.

 

For the latest on road and weather conditions, road closures, construction work zones, commercial vehicle restrictions, and traffic incidents, please visit https://sd511.org or dial 511.

 

Read more about the innovative work of the SDDOT at https://dot.sd.gov.

 

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