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Chip and Fog Seal Projects in Huron Area
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For Immediate Release:  Monday, July 17, 2017

Contact: Bradley Letcher, 605-353-7140


HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Huron area of the state beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017.


The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order with the approximate date they will arrive:

  • Highway 25 – 12 miles, from DeSmet south to the Kingsbury County line.
    • July 20, 2017
    • Highway 28 – 12 miles, from 424thAve east to the south junction of highways 25 and 28.
      • July 25, 2017
      • Highway 45 – 10 miles, from Miller south to 208thStreet.
        • July 28,2017
        • Highway 34 – 12 miles, from the north junction of highways 47 and 34 to Fort Thompson.
          • Aug. 1, 2017
          • Highway 47 – 18 miles, from Highmore to the north junction of highways 47 and 34.
            • Aug. 7, 2017
            • Highway 281 – 19 miles, from Mellette to Redfield.
              • Aug. 14, 2017


Fog seal applications will be applied after the chip seals are complete.


Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. A delay up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work area.


Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Traffic should travel at 40 mph or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph, during this time frame. The permanent pavement markings are scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects.


Bituminous Paving Inc. from Ortonville, Minnesota, is the prime contractor on the $2.5 million project.


Work is expected to be completed on Oct. 14, 2017.


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



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