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Posted on: June 6, 2014


The Main Avenue South and 26th Street South Assessment Project began on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014. This project includes the reconstruction of Main Avenue South from 20th Street South to 26th Street South, the reconstruction of the intersection of Main Avenue South and 20th Street South, the construction of 26th Street South from Main Avenue to Western Avenue, removal of existing roadway surfacing on Main Avenue, removal of asphalt, curb and gutter, driveway approaches, and sidewalk, installation of sanitary sewer main, lift station, force main, water main, storm sewer, base course, curb and gutter, concrete driveway approaches, and asphalt surfacing. Bowes Construction, Inc. is the General Contractor.


Street Closure
Main Avenue South was closed on the morning of Wednesday May 7th and will remain closed through the duration of this project. The detour route is to use 22nd Avenue South. The intersection of Main Avenue South and 20th Street South will remain open until further notice. The intersection of Main Avenue South and 32nd Street South shall remain open throughout the duration of the project. Perimeter traffic control has been installed and additional traffic control will be set up in areas where construction is taking place.

The recent rains have slowed construction progress. Both the Main Avenue and the 26th Street South portions of the project have been preliminary rough graded prior to the installation of the sanitary sewer main.

From the intersection of the future 26th Street South and Main Avenue, approximately 600’ of the sanitary sewer main have been installed to the west in 26th Street and approximately 500’ installed to the north in Main Avenue.

Upon completion of the installation of the sanitary sewer main, the installation of the water main and storm sewer will follow.

The Main Avenue South and 26th Street South project is crucial for the opening of the Southwest Elementary School and for the future growth of the City of Brookings. On a project of this magnitude, and with the location of the project affecting all traffic leaving or entering the City on Main Avenue South, we appreciate the public’s patience and cooperation during the construction of this project. Banner Associates, Civil Design Inc, the City of Brookings, and Brookings Municipal Utilities will all be monitoring and overseeing varies portions of this project. Safety is our # 1 priority. Along with the Contractor, we ask that you help us complete a safe and successful project.

Andrew Kangas, PE Brad Wermers, PE
Civil Design Inc Banner Associates, Inc.
Office: (605) 696-3200 Office: (605) 692-6342
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Contact: Jackie Lanning
City Engineer
520 3rd Street, Suite 140
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 692-6629

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