June 17, 2020

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Reede Construction of Aberdeen opened Highway 212 between Highway 20 and Highway 81 in Watertown on Monday, June 15.

Remaining minor items are anticipated to be completed in the next two weeks, with the majority of the remaining work occurring off the highway.

The $10.3 million project reconstructed one mile of Highway 212 from Highway 20 to Highway 81 and included utility work, grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, structure, concrete paving, lighting and signal upgrades.

The overall completion date for the project was originally set for Oct. 25, 2019. Significant weather delays and the high river levels on the Big Sioux River throughout 2019 have delayed completion of the project. Overall completion is now anticipated to be June 26, 2020.