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Interstate 90 Erosion Repair In Rapid City
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For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Contact: Harry Johnston, 605.394.1639


Interstate 90 Erosion Repair In Rapid City


RAPID CITY, S.D. – On Thursday, Oct. 24, crews will begin work on a seven-mile erosion repair project adjacent to the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 61 at the Flying J Truck Stop to Exit 55 near the Harley Davidson store in Rapid City.


Work includes placing co-compost, seeding, fertilizing and watering along both shoulders.


Traffic on westbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane through the work area.


Co-compost is produced at the Rapid City landfill and is made up of 74 percent municipal solid waste and 26 percent bio-solids. Co-compost is a sustainable, environmentally friendly product that is not a fertilizer, but is used to increase organic matter to improve the soil structure. Good compost will reduce water, fertilizer and pesticide/herbicide needs and produce healthier plant root systems to reduce erosion.


The prime contractor on this $88,000 project is Hilt Construction of Rapid City; work is scheduled to be complete by Nov. 1.


For more information, contact Harry Johnston with the South Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-394-1639. Point of contact for Ellsworth Air Force Base is 28bw.pa@ellsworth.af.mil.


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



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