Watertown’s U.S. Highway 212 construction update  (June 3, 2022)

June 3, 2022

WATERTOWN, S.D.–As anticipated, J&J Earthworks has closed another block from 8th St to 9th Street East early this week.

Pavement removals were completed in that block by Wednesday and Underground utility work is currently underway there. Storm sewer work between 8th St and 9th St E is projected to continue next week. Once storm sewer is well underway, another block to the east from 9th Street to 10th Street East will be closed. This additional closure is anticipated later next week.

U.S. Highway 81 to 6th Street East was reopened to business traffic Tuesday this week. Business access from the west will continue as blocks are completed from west to east.

Mainline concrete pavement has begun to be placed from 6th Street East to 8th Street East. Timmons Construction has completed both the Eastbound and Westbound lanes there.

Completing curb and gutter will begin early next week. Sidewalk, approaches, and side street / parking lot tie-ins will follow.

The project will continue to work west to east in one block increments through the road closure area. Detour routes remain the same with the through route on 4th Avenue South, and south side business route on Jensen Avenue.