Highway 115 Project Making Progress

Hwy115ConstructionThe South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Highway 115 project continues to make good progress.  That was the report given to the Dell Rapids City Council during their regular meeting on Monday, September 18th.  The DOT told city officials that the interstate interchange is on schedule.

Steel for the interchange is scheduled to be delivered to the site around September 30th.  Once the steel is delivered, the plan is for the girders to being to be installed.  The DOT said that contractors plan to work diligently to complete and open the bridge by the estimated completion date of the end of October.

In the meantime, shoulder grading for the Highway 115 project has begun in city limits.  That work began this past week.  The shoulder work is currently being done on the north side of the highway from around the 4-way stop out to the interstate interchange.  This work is actually outside of the scope of the initial project plan for this time of year, but the DOT is working to get a head of schedule for when work resumes next spring.

The final piece of the report shared is the DOT currently has plans for the contractor to possibly take down the north bridge on Highway 115 leading south of town.  The bridge could potentially be removed before Christmas this year.  This again is to get ahead of plans for next spring.

 

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Highway 115 Construction Begins

Hwy115RoadWorkThe South Dakota Department of Transportation began work on a reconstruction project for Highway 115 and to replace a bridge over the Big Sioux River just south of Dell Rapids on Monday, April 4th.  Once the bridge is removed during the project, traffic on Highway 115 from Centennial Place to Quarry Road will be detoured to 3rd Street to Garfield Avenue to Centennial Place.  Signs will be in place to direct the traffic.

The entire reconstruction part of the project on Highway 115 also includes grading, storm sewer, structure work, and concrete pavement surfacing from Quarry Road to 248th Street.  Traffic will be maintained through this portion of the project, however, motorists are encouraged to use the suggested detour of Minnehaha County Highway 114 (250th Street) to Interstate 29 (Baltic Exit 94) to Highway 115 (Dell Rapids Exit 98).

The anticipated completion of the $8.3 million project is early November.  The prime contractor for the project is Reede Construction, Inc. of Aberdeen, SD.

More information can be found by visiting www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511.

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