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Grade Raise on Highway 81 Started
The South Dakota Department of Transportation today announced that work to raise the grade on Highway 81 south of Arlington has begun. The highway has been closed to traffic since March of this year due to high lake levels overtopping the roadway.

Highways 20 and 79 Pavement Repair Project Starting
Crews will begin culvert repairs along Highway 79 from the North Dakota border south for 13 miles and along Highway 20 from 10 miles west of Reva to Prairie City, beginning Thursday, Aug. 22.


Chip Seal, Fog Seal & Microsurface Projects in the Yankton Area
YANKTON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal, fog seal, and microsurface applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton Area of the state beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will move from one project to the next in the following order:


High Friction Surface Treatment on Interstate 90
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction will start for High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) on eastbound Interstate 90, near Exit 55 (Deadwood Ave), on Thursday, Aug.15.


Final Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
Final vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019, show a slight decrease over 2018.


Intersection of Highway 10 and 8th Avenue East in Sisseton to be Closed
SISSETON, S.D., – The Department of Transportation says motorists using Highway 10 in Sisseton through 8th Avenue East will need to use an alternate route beginning Tuesday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 23.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts - 7 day total
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts - 6 day total
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation still show a slight increase over 2018 in vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019.


Hall of Honor Banquet Date Set for Ron Baumgart of Pierre
Ron Baumgart of Pierre is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor. A banquet, hosted by the Transportation Hall of Honor Committee, will be held in Ron’s honor on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Drifters Bar and Grill in Fort Pierre. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. CDT with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show a slight increase over 2018 in vehicles entering Sturgis for the 79th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 2-11, 2019.


Highway 42 Closing between Highways 37 and 81 for Bridge Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin work on the James River Bridge on Highway 42 on Monday, Aug. 5.


I-229 Cliff Avenue Ramp Closure on Aug. 1
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Cliff Avenue Interstate 229 northbound on ramp in Sioux Falls will be closed Thursday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Grade Raise on Highways 81 and 18
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is planning to construct two emergency grade-raise projects due to flooding on Highway 81 south of Arlington and on Highway 18 east of Lake Andes.

Two-Way Traffic On I-90 Near Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will place traffic into a two-way condition on eastbound Interstate 90 near exit 402 on Wednesday, July 31.

Temporary Road Closure on Highway 20 west of Hoven
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says it will be closing Highway 20 from Highway 47 to Highway 83 from Monday, Aug 5, to Sat. Aug. 10.


Microsurfacing to Begin on Highway 63 From Highway 34 to Highway 212
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work will begin this week (July 29) on a microsurfacing project on Highway 63 from Highway 34 north to Highway 212.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin Near Mobridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the north central area of the state beginning Monday, July 29.

Highway 34 Closure in Madison
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says they will be closing Highway 34 4th Street SE on Monday, July 29, thru Sept. 27.


Highway 15 in Wilmot Closing for RR Crossing Upgrade
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 15 in Wilmot on Monday, July 29, for four days, to replace a railroad crossing.

I-29 Exit 246 Closing / Exit 242 Re-Opening
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 Exit 246 southbound on and off ramps will be closing on Thursday, July 25, and remain closed through Aug. 8.


I-229 Reduced to Single Lane Traffic
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says I-229, north and southbound, in Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane east of the Cliff Avenue exit beginning Friday, July 26. The lane closures are expected to last 7-10 days.


Temporary Traffic Devices To Be Placed During Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increase in traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:

Bridge Repair Work to Begin on I-29 over the Big Sioux River
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on the Interstate 29 northbound bridge over the Big Sioux River will begin on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.


Resurfacing Project to Begin on Highways 324 & 13
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to mill and resurface Highway 324 east of Interstate 29 and Highway 13 from the junction of Highway 324 south for 6.1 miles will begin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.


Public Meeting for U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the City of Rapid City, Pennington County and the Rapid City Area MPO, will hold a public open house at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, (7001 Mount Rushmore Road) in Rapid City to inform area residents of the beginning of the U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study.

Highway 212 Traffic Being Detoured
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to mill and resurface Highway 212 from Highway 15 south junction to the Minnesota border will begin on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.


Portion of Highway 79 Closed Due to Flooding
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation say Highway 79 from the Highway 168 junction to the junction of Highway 20 at Reva is CLOSED to thru traffic.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area
MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mitchell Area of the state beginning Thursday, July 18.

Two Way Traffic On I-90 at Exit 402
SIOUX FALLS, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will place traffic in a two-way condition in the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 near exit 402 on Tuesday, July 16.

I-29 Exit 242 Interchange Ramp Closed
WATERTOWN, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 exit 242 interchange ramp closed on Saturday, July 13, and will remain closed through Saturday, July 27.

Construction on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Exit 84B on Interstate 29 will close to northbound traffic on the evening of Tuesday, July 16, through the evening of July 19.

Bridge Work on 12th Street in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin work on the 12th Street Bridge next to the Executive Golf Course on Monday, July 22.


Pavement Rehabilitation to Begin on Highways 83 and 212
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highways 83 and 212 north will begin July 30, from the Blunt junction to Gettysburg.


Highway 81 Closed South of Arlington
Highway 81 is closed six miles south of Arlington due to water over the road.

Milling and Asphalt Overlay on Highway 20 West of Hoven
HOVEN, S.D. –The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a milling and asphalt overlay project on Highway 20 will begin Thursday, July 11.


SD Highway 115 (Minnesota Avenue) and Lincoln County Highway 110 Intersection Closure
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says it will be closing the Highway 115 and Lincoln County Highway 110 intersection for grading starting Monday, July 8, and is set to re-open Monday, Aug. 5.


Department of Transportation & Lincoln County Seek Public Input into Lincoln County Master Transportation Plan Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Lincoln County and the Sioux Falls MPO, will hold a public open house as part of the Lincoln County Master Transportation Plan.

SDDOT Awards Scholarship to SDSU Student
PIERRE, S.D. –Today, the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) announced that Samuel Caba, a South Dakota State University (SDSU) student, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship

Homestead and Wilmot Rest Areas and Welcome Centers Open – Reconstruction Complete
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Departments of Tourism and Transportation have completed reconstruction of two Interstate Rest Areas/Welcome Centers.


Mowing Regulations For The State Right of Way
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation would like to remind landowners of mowing regulations for the state right of way.


Railroad Crossing Replacement east of Hazel
HAZEL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highway 22 at the east edge of Hazel will be closed on Thursday, June 27, 2019.


Asphalt overlay on Highway 271 North of Java
JAVA, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction work will begin on Highway 271 from the North end of Main Street to the Walworth Campbell County Line starting Wednesday, June 26.


I-229 Reduced to Single Lane
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 229 southbound in Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane by the 26th Street Exit beginning Tuesday, June 25. The closure is expected to last about a week.

2019 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductee Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Ron Baumgart of River Cities Public Transit (RCPT) in Pierre has been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2019.


Concrete Panel Repairs on Highways 16, 16A, 18, 85 & 385
KEYSTONE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says concrete repairs will begin on Highway 16A today, June 20, 2019.

Construction on Highway 34 in Madison
MADISON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the southbound lane of Highway 34 will be closed from 2nd Street NE to 4th Street SE starting Friday, June 21.

Department of Transportation & City of Dell Rapids Seek Public Input into Dell Rapids Master Transportation Plan Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Dell Rapids, will hold a public open house as part of the Dell Rapids Master Transportation Plan.

Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the US14 - US14 Bypass Corridor Study
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Brookings and the City of Volga, will hold public open houses at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26


Construction on Highway’s 212 & 15 to Minnesota Border
Watertown, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction on Highway 212 from Highway 15 junction to the Minnesota border located at MRM 397 to MRM 412 will begin Monday, June 17.

Intersection Work to Begin on South County Road at 289th Street
WINNER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to regrade the intersection of 289th Street and 315th Avenue (South County Road) 11.5 miles south of Winner will begin Tuesday, June 18.


I-90 Work Near Haines Avenue Bridge
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Interstate 90 near the Haines Avenue bridges in Rapid City will begin Saturday night June 22 at 8:00 PM, weather dependent.


Department of Transportation Receives Funds for Local Bridges
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has received an apportionment of Highway Infrastructure Program funds to be used for the Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program based on the percentage of total deck area of bridges classified in poor condition.

Work on 37 James River Bridge Replacement North of Huron
Duninick Construction began construction earlier this week on replacing a bridge over the James River 13 miles north Huron or five miles south of Highway 28 on Highway 37.

ADA Upgrades on Omaha Street in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on ADA upgrades on Omaha Street on Monday, June 17, 2019.


Power House Bridge Construction
The Power House Bridge on Highway 47 in Lyman County is currently under construction by PCI Roads in cooperation with the Army Corps of Engineers and the South Dakota Department of Transportation.


South Dakota DOT Claims Regional Award for Exit 14 Project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Interstate 90 Exit 14 project in Spearfish has won a prestigious award in a national competition highlighting excellence in projects that have improved travel safety, reduced roadway congestion and provided more mobility options.


Structure Work Begins on Highway 212 in Watertown
WATERTOWN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a portion of Highway 212 will be closed for structure replacement over the Big Sioux River starting June 17, 2019.

Construction on Interstate 229 South
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 229 southbound in Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane by the 26th Street exit beginning Thursday, June 13


Milling and Surfacing on Highway 16
HILL CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a milling and resurfacing project will begin on Tuesday June 11, on Highway 16.

Road Closure on Highway 34 in Madison
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Highway 34 will close to through traffic on Monday, June 10 in Madison.


Highway 85 Asphalt Resurfacing and Culvert Repair Work to Resume
Crews will resume asphalt resurfacing on Highway 85 from the junction of Kinghorn Road in Butte County north to the junction of Old Highway 85 and on Highway 85 through the town of Buffalo the week of June 10.

Rail Crossing Mast Arm Replacement in Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says a railroad enhancement project is in the works to replace the overhead mast arms at the “S-curve” on Sioux Avenue in Pierre starting Monday, June 10 with off-roadway work.


Chip Seal Work to Begin on Pierre Area Highways
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Pierre Area starting on Wednesday, June 12, and will move from one highway to the next in the following order:


Highway 115 (Minnesota Ave.) and Lincoln County Highway 110 Intersection Closure
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota of Transportation says the Highway 115 and Lincoln County Highway 110 intersection will be closed for grading of the intersection starting Monday, June 10, 2019.

Grading Work on US 83 in Jones County to Begin
MURDO, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highway 83 south of Murdo will be shifting from offline grading to mainline grading.

Needles Highway Closed on June 6 for Chip Seal Project
CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Needles Highway will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, June 6, and will reopen on Friday, June 7.


Highway 212 Construction
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says shoulder widening work has begun on Highway 212 from west of Seneca east for 10 miles.


Construction to Begin on 26th Street and I-229 in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 229 southbound in Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane by the 26th Street exit beginning Wednesday, June 5.

Chip Seal Work to Begin on Highway 14 in Brookings
BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal application will be applied on Highway 14 and Highway 14B in Brookings on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project on SD Highways 87, 89, 16A and US 18
CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal and fog seal application will be applied to highways 87, 89, 16A and 18 in the Custer area beginning Friday, May 31.

Railroad Crossing Replacement on Highway 14
VOLGA, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 14 west of Volga on Monday, June 3, 2019, to replace a railroad crossing.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project on Highways 44 and 240
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal and fog seal application will be applied to highways 44 and 240 in the Rapid City area beginning Monday, June 3.

Work To Begin on Bridge Over Interstate 90 at Exit 112
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says bridge repair work will begin on the Interstate 90 eastbound onramp bridge one mile east of Wall on June 1.

I-90 Westbound Closed at the Valley Springs Rest Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, will be closing the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from the Minnesota State line (Valley Springs rest area) east to Exit 1 in Minnesota on Friday, May 31, 2019.


Construction on Highway 18 Between Oelrichs and Oglala
Road work will begin on Highway 18 between Oelrichs and Oglala this week.


East Boulevard Closed Between Omaha Street and Main Street
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says East Boulevard will be closed between Omaha Street and Main Street from June 10 to June 17.

Construction on Highway 212 in Belle Fourche
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Pavement repairs will begin this week on a five-mile section of Highway 212 in Belle Fourche.