VERMILLION – Work to repair and repaint bridges in Clay County is scheduled to begin next week, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
Industrial Builders, Inc. of Fargo, ND, will begin work on the SD Highway 50 bridges west of Vermillion on Monday, March 25, and traffic will be reduced to one-lane in each direction.
Beginning in June, work will begin on the Highway 50 bridge east of Vermillion. East-bound traffic will be detoured off Highway 50 onto Crawford Road and back onto Highway 50. That phase of the work is expected to continue for about three months.
Other projects included in the $4.1 million contract include work on Highway 19 one-mile north of Vermillion at the Vermillion River Bridge, as well as several overhead and mainline structures on Interstate 29 in Deuel, Hamlin, Lincoln and Union counties.
Work on the I-29 structures is scheduled to begin in April.
Motorists should expect delays, suddenly slowing traffic, construction equipment and workers; drivers may want to consider alternate routes until the work is finished.
All of the construction is scheduled to be done by Oct. 1.
For more information, contact Ronald Peterson, Rodney Gall or Joseph Sestak at 605-668-2929.
Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511.