Roadwork set to begin Monday in the Watertown region

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- A $6.7 million road construction project will begin Monday, in the Northeast region. Overall, the project will add eight turn lanes throughout the local area. Turn lanes will be added to U.S. Highways 12, 81, and 212 near Lake Poinsett, Watertown, Goodwin, and Summit.

In Watertown, approximately five miles South on U.S. Highway 81 at 176th Street, and on West U.S. Highway 212, a turning lane at 33rd Street Southwest and turning North by Lake Kampeska on 447th Avenue.

Traffic will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car during construction hours. Lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet wide. A speed reduction of 45 mph will be in place when flaggers are not present.

Reede Construction of Aberdeen, SD, is the primary contractor for the $6.7 million project. The overall project completion date is Friday, Nov. 3, 2023.