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US Hwy 83 Road Construction Traffic Changes in Ft.Pierre
 
PIERRE, S.D. – Construction crews will begin the second phase of construction on US Hwy 83 in Ft.Pierre next week. The two southbound lanes of Hwy 83 from the south city limits to 2nd Avenue will close on Wednesday, August 20, weather permitting.
 
Traffic will be placed in the northbound half of the road during this next phase of work. Flaggers or a temporary traffic signal will control traffic in one northbound lane south of the BadRiverBridge during this phase of construction. Traffic will be head to head in the two northbound lanes north of the BadRiverBridge during this phase. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained. A 14 foot width restriction will remain in effect for the duration of the project.
 
The contractor will provide flaggers that will act as school crossing guards in two locations, one at the Main Avenue intersection north of the BadRiverBridge and one at the Park Avenue intersection south of the BadRiverBridge. These flaggers will assist children crossing the US Hwy 83 construction both before school begins in the morning and after school dismisses in the afternoon.
 
The work on this project involves replacing the existing asphalt surface with new concrete pavement north of the BadRiverBridge and new asphalt pavement south of the BadRiverBridge. It also involves constructing new curb and gutter, sidewalk, roadway lighting, traffic signals at Main Avenue, and grooved pavement marking tape.
 
Anderson Contractors Inc. of Ft.Pierre is the prime contractor. The expected completion date for the project is October 31, 2008.
 
Weekly project meetings are held each Thursday at 3:00 p.m. in the basement of the Stanley County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.
 
For more information contact Jim Hyde, DOT Area Engineer, at (605) 773-5294
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