Chip, fog seal projects announced around Mitchell
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has announced that chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to highways in the Mitchell area later this week.
The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order:
1. Highway 34 — Seven miles, from the Sanborn County Line east to near Roswell. The chip seal will begin on today and will take approximately two days to complete. The fog seal will take approximately another day to complete.
2. Highway 281 — eight miles, from Armour north and west to the junction of Highway 44 West south of Corsica. Approximate time to complete the chip seal is four days and two days for the fog seal.
3. Interstate 90 — 22 miles, from Exit 296 (White Lake) to Exit 319 (Mount Vernon). Approximate time to complete the chip seal on this route is 10 days and five days for the fog seal.
4. Highway 45 — 10 miles, from Kimball north. Approximate time to complete the chip seal is four days and two days for the fog seal.
5. Highway 47 — 13 miles, from the Nebraska border north to Burke. Approximate time to complete the chip seal is five days and three days for the fog seal.
On all two-lane highways, traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through the project with the use of flaggers and a pilot car. A delay of up to 15 minutes can be expected while traveling through the work area during daytime hours.
On the interstate routes, traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction with lane closures.
Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day's chip seal application. Traffic should travel at 40 mph during this time frame.
Bituminous Paving, Inc. from Ortonville, Minnesota, is the prime contractor on the $2.4 million contract.