Chip Seal to Start on SD Highways Friday

Chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the area beginning tomorrow. Starting Friday morning chip seal work will begin on a three mile stretch of Highway 81, just south of highway 14. When that is completed crews will begin chip seal work on a 23 mile stretch of Highway 19, from highway 34 to highway 38. That work is expected to take approximately 4 days. 

After the chip seal operation is completed, all routes will receive a fog seal within a few days.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane and guided through each 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.

Loose gravel will be present for a period of 36 to 72 hours after each day’s chip seal application. Motorists should travel at 40 mph, or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph, during that time frame. Permanent pavement marking is scheduled to be applied within 14 days of completion of the chip and fog seal projects.