The past few months have been challenging for drivers in Milbank with dozens of detours and constant road construction along Highway 12. People keep asking the same question – when will it be done? Here’s the update.
Third Avenue is now open. Traffic has been rerouted for the closing of Highway 12 between Third Street and Seventh Street. “Work on the final segment of Phase 2 began Tuesday, September 8, noted City Administrator Jason Kettwig. Also along Fourth Street, the intersection at Second Avenue is nearly poured. Crews are working on other areas along Highway 12 before finishing the work on Fourth Street.
Kettwig also noted that the contractor has started Phase 3 of the project from Ninth Street to Milbank Avenue. This segment includes the addition of a right turn lane at Flynn Drive and new asphalt surfacing. Flaggers will control traffic through the work zone for approximately two weeks.
The overall completion date for the main project is October 30. The contractor expects to have the roadway fully open to traffic then with some work off the roadway to be completed in November.