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Phase 3 To Begin on 6th Street Construction
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For Immediate Release:  Friday, October 20, 2017

Contact:  John Rittershaus


BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Phase 2 of the 6th Street project in Brookings is nearing completion and Phase 3 will begin on Monday, Oct. 23, depending on weather.


Phase 3 work will include the following:


  • Eastbound traffic will be placed on the newly completed eastbound lanes while westbound traffic will remain on the westbound lanes.
  • The inside lanes will be closed in each direction to allow for Phase 3 median work to be completed.
  • The new permanent signals will be activated and functioning throughout the project at the intersections of Sunrise Ridge Road, I-29 northbound ramps and 32nd Avenue.
  • The portable signals on 6th Street and the temporary traffic signals on the Highway 14 bypass will be removed next week.


In addition, I-29 traffic from just south of Exit 132 to just north of Exit 133 will continue to be two-way for the next two to three weeks while remaining work under the structure can be completed.


The public is invited to attend weekly meetings to discuss progress and sequencing every Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Department of Transportation building located at 2131 34th Ave. in Brookings.


Interim completion for the project is Nov. 3, 2017, which includes Phases 0-2.  The overall field completion date is June 30, 2018, which includes Phase 3. 


The prime contractor on this $16.37 million project is BX Civil & Construction of Dell Rapids.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com, call 511 or visit the webpage for this project on http://www.sddot.com/travelers/projects/6thStBrkgs/default.aspx.


Twitter: @SouthDakotaDOT #6thStBrookings


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