The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Winner Area beginning Monday, June 25.
The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order:
SD Highway 44 – 9.4 miles, from 2 miles west of Wanblee to the junction of SD44/SD73 through the town of Wanblee. The chip seal will begin on Monday, June 25, and will take approximately two days to complete. The fog seal will take approximately another day to complete.
SD Highway 73 – 12.3 miles, from the Nebraska state line to south of the City of Martin. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another day to complete.
SD Highway 18 – 9.4 miles, chip seal of the asphalt shoulders from US18/SD53 junction to the west side of the City of Winner. Also includes chip sealing the east and west service roads in Winner. Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this section is two days. The fog seal will take another two days to complete.
On the two-lane routes receiving a chip seal and a fog seal, traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. A delay of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work area during daytime hours.
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 speed limit, whichever is less, during this time frame. The permanent pavement marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects.
The prime contractor on the $0.723 million contract is Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc. from Mobridge.
For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com or dial 511.