PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation is planning to replace the Highway 63 bridge deck over the Bad River in Midland starting next week. Work is set to begin on Monday. The DOT says the bridge will be reduced to one-lane with a ten foot width restriction and traffic will be controlled by temporary signal lights. It will take two concrete pouring sessions to form the new bridge deck. The full-width of the bridge will be closed for about three days for each concrete pour and motorists will have to find different routes to their destinations. The contractor for the $1.6 million dollar bridge project is Heavy Constructors of Rapid City. Officials expect the work to be completed on the Midland-area bridge by October 4.
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