Production delays mean no new light poles yet in Watertown’s Highway 212 construction zone

August 12, 2022
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Production delays are impacting the U.S. Highway 212 construction project in Watertown.

South Dakota DOT Engineer Bryce Olson writes in a weekly construction update that, ” light poles for the project have yet to arrive due to production delays, so they will be installed when they get here, which is projected to be in September at last report.”

Phase One of the project, which runs from Highway 81 to 11th Street, is projected to be open to thru traffic by the end of next week. At that time, Phase One detours will be removed completely after opening the road west of 11th Street.

The projected completion date for the entire project, which stretches to 19th Street, is October 29th.