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Chip Seal Work Beginning in the Pierre Vicinity
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

Contacts:  Dean VanDeWiele, 605-773-5294 

Chip Seal Work Beginning in the Pierre Vicinity 

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation advises that crews began chip- seal work on several routes around the Pierre and Fort Pierre area this week. 


Routes to be worked on include:


  • U.S. 14 from the Highway 1806 junction in Fort Pierre, west 24 miles.
  • S.D. 34 from Farm Island Road east of Pierre, east 14 miles.
  • S.D. 204 across the Oahe Dam.
  • S.D. 1804 from the Highway 14/83 junction in Pierre, north to the Highway 204 junction.
  • S.D. 1806 from the Highway 14 junction in Ft. Pierre, north 35 miles.


The contractor began work on the morning of August 9 on Highway 34 east of Pierre.  The work is estimated to take three weeks to complete all of the routes.


Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work areas with the use of flaggers and a pilot car.  Motorists can expect delays and may want to consider alternate routes.  Fresh oil and loose gravel may be encountered for several days after applying a chip seal.


The prime contractor on this project is The Road Guy of Yankton.


For more information, contact Dean VanDeWiele at (605)773-5294.


Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511.


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