Aurora-Davison County, (Plankinton), I-90

Plankinton, South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Transportation

This project was unique as it was the largest awarded project in the state of South Dakota and was the largest stimulus funded concrete paving project in the country according to the 2009 FHWA’s ARRA National Review Team Final Report. The section of the Interstate between White Lake and Plankinton was initially built in 1967. The original proposal was to complete this project in a two-year period. The project was completed in seven months or in one construction season instead of two. Reede Construction, Inc. , in discussion with the SDDOT and several subcontractors, pursued an alternate plan to complete the job in one year. The west half of the project was opened to normal traffic on October 7, 2009. The east half of the project was opened November 16, 2009. The early completion impacted future jobs and allowed the SDDOT to award another project adjacent to this project one year earlier. This action resulted in savings of public funds, etc. As the prime contractor, Reede Construction, Inc. placed 22.1 miles of new concrete surfacing plus ramps at all exits and rest area. To promote the “green” aspects of the project, the existing nine inches of 42 year old deteriorated, concrete pavement was recycled and used under the new concrete pavement. Over 142,000 tons of crushed concrete was recycled. In addition, the asphalt shoulders were milled and approximately 8,200 tons of old asphalt was used for the new asphalt concrete shoulders. Thirty percent of the aggregate in the asphalt concrete shoulders was recycled asphalt. Reede Construction, Inc. was honored to receive several state awards on this project.


BUILD SOUTH DAKOTASouth Dakota AGC - 2009 


I-29 & 12th Street Interchange

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Transportation

Synopsis of Work: Work involved: Grading, Curb & Gutter, Storm Sewer, Sanitary Sewer, Water Main Replacement, Structures, Roadway Lighting, Signals, Permanent Signing, Pavement Marking and PCC Pavement. The overall completion date for the 12th St./Interstate 29 Interchange project was due June 29, 2007. The project did have an interim completion date of November 3, 2006 in which the contractor must have all lanes of Interstate 29, Marion Road and 12th St. complete and open to traffic.

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QUALITY AWARD, EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION South Dakota Department of Transportation - 2006 

QUALITY AWARD, EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERING South Dakota Department of Transportation - 2006 

QUALITY AWARD, EXCELLENCE IN STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTION South Dakota Department of Transportation - 2006

I-29/Madison Street

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Transportation

Synopsis of Work: This project consisted of approximately 1.17 miles of Interstate 29 from south of Russell Street to the railroad bridges north of the 12 th Street Interchange, and approximately 1.03 miles of Madison Street from Marion Road to about 150’ east of the Louise Avenue intersection. Interstate 29 was widened to 3 lanes of concrete pavement in both the south and northbound directions and has 10’ concrete shoulders. Interstate 29 now goes over Madison Street instead of under. Madison Street was widened to 2 lanes of concrete pavement with curb and gutter in both the east and westbound directions and the east and westbound lanes were separated by a raised concrete median curb. The median will be colored a “Buff Tan” and will have openings to accommodate left turning traffic at Terry Avenue, the I-29 interchange, Lyons Avenue and Louise Avenue. Madison Street has duel left turn lanes for traffic getting on to Interstate 29. New sidewalk was constructed along Madison Street. Construction started on March 22, 2004, with work sequenced in 3 phases with sub-phase in each. Phase 1 consisted of preliminary work that was used to maintain traffic during construction. The work in Phase 2 was to construct the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 and part of Madison Street. In Phase 3 the northbound lanes of Interstate 29 were built and Madison Street was completed. An aggressive schedule along with great partnering between subcontractors, SDDOT, Ellis Eastern Railroad and the City of Sioux Falls was used to complete this project on time as well as meeting interim completion dates. This project was open to traffic on November 16, 2004.