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Construction to Begin on U.S. Highway 12 from Aberdeen to Ipswich

For Immediate Release:  Monday, April 4, 2022

Contact:  Robert Ward, Engineering Supervisor, 605-626-7885
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will begin construction on U.S. Highway 12 from Aberdeen to Ipswich on Monday, April 11, 2022. The project consists of modifying intersections, constructing passing lanes, bridge end approach slabs and pavement, lighting, and guardrail.
The construction operations will reduce traffic to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers and pilot car at earthwork locations and with a traffic signal for the bridge work. 
Motorists should be prepared for suddenly slowing and stopped traffic and be aware of construction equipment and workers adjacent to the roadway.
The contractor on this $13.2 project is Bituminous Paving, Inc. of Ortonville, Minnesota. The completion date for this construction project on Highway 12 is Oct. 29, 2022.
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