UPDATE: Highway 212 bridge deck in Watertown poured; will re-open later this month  (Audio)

January 2, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.—Construction crews have cleared the last major hurdle in getting U.S. Highway 212 on Watertown’s west side fully reopened to traffic.

South Dakota DOT Project Engineer Bryce Olson tells KWAT News a new concrete bridge deck over the Big Sioux River has been poured….

So what’s the timeline for getting the bridge reopened to traffic???

He says concrete work adjacent to the bridge needs to be finished before they can open it back up……

This project, which included a total re-build of Highway 212 between Highways 20 and 81–has spanned parts of two years, and three seasons—last summer and fall, and this winter….

Olson says the signal lights at 212 and Broadway will be back up soon….

Olson says the new bridge deck is about five feet wider and ten feet longer than the old one that was removed.


PHOTO: Courtesy Bryce Olson (South Dakota DOT)