Highway construction season in full swing The highway construction is in full swing in the Vermillion area, but the projects presently being worked on are not posing much of an inconvenience to motorists.
Workers are improving a stretch of Interstate 29, from the Vermillion exit at Junction City north 10.4 miles. Improvements include PCC paving, bridge deck overlays and guard rails. Northbound lanes will be closed with traffic maintained head to head on southbound lanes with signs and flaggers.
There is a 12 foot width restriction in this construction zone. The work is expected to be completed by Aug. 15.
Progress is also being made on improvements to S.D. Highway 50 bypass west of the S.D. Highway 50/S.D. 19 junction near Polaris to east of Vermillion 5.3 miles. Improvements include crack and seal, asphalt resurfacing, drainage modification, approach slabs and guardrails.
Traffic is being maintained with signs and flaggers. There is an 11 foot width restriction in this work area. It is estimated that this project, too, will be completed by Aug. 15.