BROOKINGS – The City of Brookings’ Department of Public Works has begun reconstruction of Third Street from 17th Avenue to 22nd Avenue.
The work began Friday morning and includes closing Third Street to through traffic from 17th Avenue to 22nd Avenue.
This work includes replacement of the concrete valley gutters at State Avenue and 21st Avenue on Third Street. These two intersections will be completely closed during the work. Through traffic is encouraged to detour either on Sixth Street or Olwein Street. Local traffic will have access to their homes, and Dakota Avenue and 20th Avenue will remain open.
This phase of the project will last approximately two to three weeks, depending on weather and contractor scheduling.
The city is reminding the public to be cautious when driving or walking near the project area, especially around work areas under construction.
“We understand there will be short-term inconveniences throughout the project and we appreciate working together with you on any issues. Thank you for your patience during this project,” a city press release says.
Issues related to construction items can be directed to the City Engineering Office at 605-692-6629.