The 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.