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I-90 Westbound Reconstruction Near Spearfish
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For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Contact: Joel Flesner, 605-892-2872


I-90 Westbound Reconstruction Near Spearfish


SPEARFISH, S.D. – On Monday, March 31, the first phase of an eight-mile reconstruction project is scheduled to begin on the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near Spearfish. 


Construction will first begin in the eastbound lanes at Exit 14 to do some minor asphalt paving work.


Once the paving work is complete, traffic will be moved from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes between Exits 10 and 14.


Two-way traffic will be maintained in the eastbound lanes with a 14-foot width restriction in effect for westbound traffic and a 16-foot width restriction for eastbound traffic.


During this first phase, repair work will also be done on the two bridges at Exit 17. A 12-foot width restriction will be in effect for both structures.


Motorists are asked to watch for suddenly slowing and merging traffic, modified traffic patterns for exit on and off ramps, construction equipment, and workers.


The speed limit in the construction zone on I-90 near Spearfish will be reduced to 55 miles-per-hour and motorists are reminded that fines are double in work zones.


The interim completion date for the first phase is July 23, 2014, with an overall project completion date of Dec. 19, 2014. The second phase of the project, from Exits 14 to 17, is scheduled to begin after the Sturgis Rally.


The prime contractor on the $15.7 million project is Upper Plains Contracting, Inc. of Aberdeen.


For more information, contact Joel Flesner with the South Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-892-2872.


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


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