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REMINDER: I-90 Westbound Lanes Closing at Piedmont
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For Immediate Release:  Monday, March 6, 2017

Contact: Jason Baker, 605-394-2248


PIEDMONT, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 44 at Piedmont, going west, will be closed for about two miles beginning today, March 6.


Westbound traffic will be routed to the eastbound lanes of I-90 where traffic will be in a two-way configuration. Exit 44 will be closed and a detour provided. Motorists needing to use Exit 44 are encouraged to use Exit 46 and follow the detour.  In addition, beyond the two-way traffic configuration, the westbound driving lane is anticipated to be closed all the way to Exit 40.


The closures are anticipated to remain in place through late July when the interstate will be reopened for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.


The closure is necessary for the reconstruction of the westbound lanes of I-90 between Exits 40 and 44 this year. Work will include grading, concrete surfacing, construction of new bridges and longer on and off ramps at Exit 44.


The parking lot at the Tilford rest area will also be closed during construction.


Motorists are asked to slow down in the work zones and be prepared for suddenly slowing and merging traffic, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.


Heavy Constructors, Inc. of Rapid City is the prime contractor on this $29 million project. The overall completion date for the project is June 14, 2019.


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



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