The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin an asphalt concrete resurfacing project on Highway 85 from the south junction with Highway 20 for nine miles going north in Harding County on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane with a 17-foot width restriction. It will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car.

Motorists can expect up to 15-minute delays, loose gravel, shoulder drop-offs, fresh oil, uneven lanes and equipment crossing or entering the highway.

The prime contractor on the $3.4 million project is Duininck, Inc. of Prinsburg, Minn.

The completion date is Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Adam McMahon with the Department of Transportation at 605-892-2872.

For complete road construction information, visit or dial 511.

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