The saying things tend to get worse before they get better certainly holds true when discussing road construction in Milbank. An additional strip of Highway 12, from Ninth Street to Flynn Drive is closed and currently is being resurfaced which is making for additional travel detours around the city. “They are laying the asphalt along that strip today,” mentioned city administrator Jason Kettwig. In addition to resurfacing that area, a turn lane onto Flynn Drive is near completion as well. “This work should not take long and we can then open up that area of Highway 12 again.”
Slower, more tedious work continues along Highway 12 from Ninth Street west to Third Street. Underground work has been done for the most part along that area. Finish work, including sidewalks and curbs are being poured from Ninth Street to Sixth Street while preparations are being made to pour concrete from Sixth Street going west.
Gravel along Fourth Street is being smoothed out and sidewalks and curbs are being poured today as well. Continued work along Fourth Street will be completed once the major work on Highway 12 is done.
Watch The Valley Express for continued updates on the construction project.