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6th Street Construction Continues in Brookings
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, May 24, 2013

Contact:  John Rittershaus, 605-688-5001


6th Street Construction Continues in Brookings


BROOKINGS, S.D. – Construction on 6th Street in Brookings from 8th Street North to Main Avenue in Brookings is scheduled to progress into phase two on Friday, May 24, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.


Phase 2 includes pavement removal and underground utility operations on 6th Street from Hughes Avenue to 2nd Avenue, while paving operations will begin from 8th Street North to Hughes Avenue.


Paving operations will be progressing to complete the surfacing through Western Avenue in order to reopen the intersection.


Through traffic and over-width traffic will be detoured on Interstate 29 and the Highway 14 by-pass. Local traffic will be detoured onto 2nd Avenue and 8th Street North.


The planned improvements are:


  •  New concrete surfacing – 8.5” concrete, curb & gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk, traffic signals and roadway lighting
  • The roadway section will consist of three 11-foot lanes and two 14-foot lanes, of which the outside three feet is to accommodate bicycle traffic
  • A five-foot to 10-foot boulevard, and a five-foot sidewalk will be maintained
  • A concurrent utility project with the City of Brookings will replace current water and sanitary sewer lines within the project limit.
  • Total cost of the project is $9 million; $7.32 million for the state portion and $1.68 million for the city portion of the project.


The 3 phases of construction which have been established for this project are as follows:


  • Phase 1:  8th Street North to Hughes Avenue
  • Phase 2:  Hughes Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • Phase 3:  2nd Avenue to Sta. 38+80 (just east of Main Avenue)


The contractor, T&R Contracting, Inc. of Sioux Falls, will be installing business location signs along local detour routes to help direct the local traffic to access points for the affected businesses.


The contractor and DOT will conduct weekly meetings to discuss project progress and sequencing. Meetings are open to the public and will be held every Thursday at 9 a.m. CDT at the Department of Transportation in Brookings.


A web page is available at http://www.sddot.com/travelers/projects/6th/default.aspx


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



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