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Maple Street and Highway 100 intersection Closure
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the intersection of Maple Street and Highway 100 in Sioux Falls.


Hall of Honor Banquet for Clyde Jundt of Pierre
Clyde Jundt from Pierre is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


Hall of Honor Banquet for Mark Knight of Aberdeen
Mark Knight from Aberdeen is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-90 Exit 61-67 Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Box Elder, will hold a public open house on Wednesday, Sept. 13, to inform area residents on the options being recommended as part of a roadway corridor study for I-90 from Exit 61 (Elk Vale Road) to Exit 67 (Liberty Boulevard / EAFB Main Gate).

I-29 - Russell Street Exit 81 Ramp Closure
On Thursday, Sept. 14, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound entrance ramp at Interstate 29 from westbound Russell Street (Exit 81) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Exit Ramp Pavement Marking Work on I-90 in Rapid City
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, crews will begin replacement of existing pavement markings on Interstate 90 between Deadwood Avenue and Liberty Boulevard at exits 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63 and 67 in both the east and westbound lanes.


Topsoil and Seeding work on Highway 16 in Rapid City
On Wednesday, Sept. 13, crews will begin topsoil and seeding operations on Highway 16 from Catron Boulevard to Tower Road in Rapid City in both the north and southbound lanes to repair erosion areas.


Rice Street Traffic Shift
On Monday, Sept. 11, both west and east bound traffic will be shifted to the new Rice Street alignment west of Timberline Avenue in Sioux Falls. The traffic change will allow for remaining construction of the new realigned Rice Street.


Kingsway Road Intersection Modification Project to Begin in Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin modification of the intersection at Highway 14 and Kingsway Road in Pierre on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Reminder to Remove Hay Bales from the Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal.


Pavement Repair on I-29 North Continues
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the northbound lanes on Interstate 29 from 12th Street (Exit 79) to Madison Street (Exit 81) in Sioux Falls.

Work on I-90 from Black Hawk to Box Elder
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, crews will begin topsoil and seeding operations on Interstate 90 from Black Hawk to Box Elder in both the eastbound and westbound lanes in order to repair erosion areas.


Highway 212 Box Culvert Repairs
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin making repairs to the box culvert on Highway 212, about 26 miles east of Newell.


Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 26 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1 million at their meeting today in Pierre.


Bridge Repair Work to Begin on I-29 over the Big Sioux River
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 over the Big Sioux River in the southeast part of the state will begin tomorrow, Aug. 23.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project on Highway 12 Near Mobridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip and fog seal application will be applied to Highway 12 in the Mobridge area beginning Monday, Aug. 21.

New Intersection Warning System South of Tripp
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say drivers will see a new intersection warning system at the intersection of highways 46 and 37 south of Tripp.

SDDOT Awards Scholarship to SDSM&T Student
Jamie Smith, a junior at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO).

I-90 Construction at Piedmont Enters New Phase
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the reconstruction project on Interstate 90 near Piedmont has entered Phase 3.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Around Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to the following highways in the central area of the state beginning Monday, Aug. 21, weather permitting.


2017 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts
Traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation show an average number of vehicles entering Sturgis for the 77th annual Sturgis motorcycle rally Aug. 4-13, 2017.


I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Monday, Aug. 14, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

I-29 Exit 132 Northbound Off-Ramp Closure and City Intersection Closures
The northbound off-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 in Brookings will close for approximately 21 calendar days starting Monday, Aug. 14.


I-29 Rest Area South of Brookings Reopens (Ward Road)
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the Ward Road rest area on Interstate 29 south of Brookings reopened today (Aug. 10) at 4 p.m. CDT.

Highway 212 Opening East of Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be opening Highway 212 between Goodwin and the Highway 15 south junction on Saturday, Aug. 12.

I-190 Interchange Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. MDT to celebrate the substantial completion of the I-190/Silver Street interchange.


East 10th Street Lane Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the right lane of eastbound East 10th Street between the I-229 northbound off ramp and Blaine Avenue on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 10-11.


Pavement Repair on I-29 South To Begin
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the southbound lanes on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls from 12th Street (Exit 79) to 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Southbound Ramp Closure for 8/7
On Monday, Aug. 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will once again be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.


SDDOT & McCook County Seek Public Input into McCook County Master Transportation Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with McCook County, will hold a public open house as part of the McCook County Master Transportation Plan. This open house public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in the Salem Armory (740 North Peck St.) in Salem.

I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Friday, Aug. 4, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the southbound entrance ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.


I-29 Northbound On-Ramp To Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at Exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed for two nights starting this evening (Aug. 2).


Speed Limit Changes During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Temporary Traffic Devices To Be Placed During 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:

Highway 50 Eastbound To Get Asphalt Pavement Overlay
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials says crews will begin asphalt pavement overlay work on the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 from Vermillion to Interstate 29 this week (July 31).


I-90 – Exit 14 – 1st Avenue Truck Detour
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a meeting to discuss the construction of the intersection of 27th Street and 1st Avenue in Spearfish is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Spearfish City Hall in Council Chambers located at 625 5th St.

I-29 Exit 132 Southbound On-Ramp Closure
The southbound on-ramp at I-29 Exit 132 near Brookings will close for about 21 calendar days. The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.


I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure - Entrance Ramp
On Wednesday July 26, 2017 the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to complete pavement repairs on this ramp.

Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound On Ramp Closure - updated
On Friday, July 28,, crews will complete work on the Interstate 90 Exit 63 westbound on ramp at Box Elder.


I-29 Northbound On Ramp to Close at Exit 98
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp at exit 98 from Highway 115 (Dell Rapids) will be closed beginning Monday, July 25.

6th Street and 22nd Avenue Intersection To Re-open Sunday
The intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Sunday, July 23, barring any weather or other delays.


Asphalt Chip Seals in the Belle Fourche Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Belle Fourche area starting Monday, July 24.

Rescheduled: I-29 - 26th Street Exit 78 Ramp Closure
On Thursday, July 20, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will be closing the northbound exit ramp on Interstate 29 at 26th Street (Exit 78) in Sioux Falls to finish pavement repairs on this ramp.


I-90 – Exit 14: I-90 Closure with Detour to Set Girders
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 will be closed for six nights, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., starting on Wednesday, July 19, between the off and on ramps at Exit 14 in Spearfish.


Chip and Fog Seal Projects in Huron Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Huron area of the state beginning Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Exit Ramp to Close Overnight at the I-29 and I-229 Interchange
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says one exit ramp will be closed the night of July 17, at the I-29 and I-229 interchange in Sioux Falls.


Highway 212 Opening from Watertown to Goodwin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be opening Highway 212 between Watertown and Goodwin on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The signed car detour route will be shortened along the south side of Highway 212 along county roads between Goodwin and Highway 15.


I-90 – Exit 14 – Traffic Switch on 27th St North of I-90
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that traffic is scheduled to be switched to the newly completed southbound 27th Street lanes north of I-90 today, July 13, 2017.


2017 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
Clyde Jundt from Pierre and Mark Knight from Aberdeen have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2017.

Chip Seal and Fog Seals Projects in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton area of the state beginning Tuesday, July 11.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in the Aberdeen Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Aberdeen area beginning Monday, July 10.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in the Watertown Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Watertown area of the state beginning today (July 5).

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Rapid City Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to three highways in the Rapid City area of the state beginning Friday, July 7.

Pavement Repair on I-29 Near Sioux Falls
On Friday, July 7, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the northbound lanes on Interstate 29 in Sioux Falls from 26th Street (Exit 78) to 12th Street (Exit 79).

Highway 79 and 212 Paving
Crews will begin preparing for an asphalt concrete resurfacing project at the north junction of Highway 79 and 212 in Butte County beginning this afternoon, July 5, 2017.


Highway 46 Closing North of Alcester for Reconstruction
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 46, located north of Alcester at the intersection of Highway 11, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, July 10.


Construction on Highway 18 West of Maverick Junction
According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation, work will begin one mile west of Maverick Junction at Highway 18 and Highway 79 intersection on Wednesday, July 5.


348th Ave. Bridge Over I-90 Closed
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Interstate 90 four miles east of the east Chamberlain interchange after it was damaged by an over-height vehicle.


Highway 85 Erosion Repairs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin making erosion repairs along Highway 85 between Spearfish and Belle Fourche beginning Monday, June 26.