Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Winner Area

Chip and SealPIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the central area of the state beginning Wednesday, July 29, 2015, weather permitting.
The contractor plans to chip seal the following routes in the following order with fog sealing closely following.
1.      Highway 63 – 28 miles, from the Highway 18/63 junction north to the Highway 44/63 junction, (includes BIA Route/Norris Road).
2.      Highway 44 – 14 miles, from the Highway 83/44 junction to Wood.
3.      Highway 248 – 19 miles, located between Murdo and the Highway 83/248 junction (Vivian).
4.      Highway 49 – 12 miles, from Hamill to the Highway 47/49 junction.
5.      Highway 47 – 16 miles, from two miles south of Iona to the Highway 47/49 junction.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the work zone with the use of flaggers and a pilot car.  Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work areas during daytime hours.
Loose gravel and fresh oil will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. It is recommended that traffic reduce speed to 40 mph or use an alternate route during this time.
Hills Materials from Rapid City is the contractor on this $1.8 million contract. The overall completion date for the project is Sept. 26, 2015.
For more information, contact Doug Sherman or Brad Norrid at 605-842-0810.
Road construction information is available at or by dialing 511.

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