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Lane Shift on I-229 Begins Monday
On Monday, April 23, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin repairing the bridge curb on the 10th Street overpass over Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls.

Highway 18 Reconstruction to Begin
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the reconstruction of Highway 18 between highways 81 and 19 in the southeast part of the state will begin on April 24, 2018.


Exit 1 Bridge Repair Work on Interstate 29
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 at Exit 1 in North Sioux City will begin the week of April 30, 2018.


Officials Opening I-90 From Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 Watertown to Sioux Falls at 9 a.m. CDT
Officials are opening I-90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 from Watertown to Sioux Falls at 9 a.m. CDT. I-90 from Sioux Falls to the Minnesota border will reopen at 10 a.m. CDT.

Officials Opening I-90 From Chamberlain to Mitchell at 8 a.m. CDT
Officials are opening I-90 from Chamberlain to Mitchell at 8 a.m.


Officials Keeping Currently Closed Portions of I-90 and I-29 Closed Overnight
Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety say Interstate 90 will remain closed from Chamberlain to the Minnesota border and I-29 will remain closed from Watertown to Sioux Falls until Sunday, April 15.

Officials Opening Two Sections of Interstate
Officials have opened Interstate 90 from Vivian to Chamberlain and say Interstate 29 from Summit to Watertown will open at 3 p.m. CDT.

I-90 Opening From Wall to Vivian and I-90 Closed from Sioux Falls to the Minnesota Border
Officials are opening Interstate 90 from Wall to Vivian at 11 a.m. CDT (10 a.m. MDT). Officials have also closed I-90 from Sioux Falls to the Minnesota border.

I-29 Opening from the North Dakota Border to Summit
Officials are opening Interstate 29 from the North Dakota border to Summit at 7:45 a.m. (CDT).

I-90 Opening from Rapid City to Wall – Local Traffic Only
Officials are opening Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Wall to local traffic only at 6 a.m. MDT (7 a.m. CDT).


Additional Sections of I-90 and I-29 Closing at 9 p.m.
Officials are closing Interstate 90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and Interstate 29 from Brookings to Sioux Falls at 9 p.m. CDT.

I-29 Closing From the North Dakota Border to Brookings at 4 pm CDT
Officials are closing Interstate 29 from the North Dakota border to Brookings at 4 p.m. CDT.

I-90 Closing from Murdo to Mitchell at 2:30 pm CDT
Officials are closing Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell at 2:30 p.m. CDT.

I-90 Closing from Rapid City to Murdo at 6 am MDT
Officials are closing Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Murdo, both east and westbound, effective at 6 a.m. MDT (7 a.m. CDT).


Winter Storm Likely To Disrupt Weekend Travel
A major winter storm is forecast to bring heavy snow and strong winds across much of South Dakota that will hamper weekend travel from Thursday evening to Sunday.

Work to Begin on Highways 12/73 Near Lemmon
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction work on highways 12 and 73 near Lemmon will begin Monday, April 23, weather permitting.

Truck Parking Areas on I-29 Closing for Reconstruction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct the parking areas located on Interstate 29 between Brookings and Watertown will begin Monday, April 16.


471st Avenue Closing North of Highway 48
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say 471st Avenue (Union County Highway 1C), located four miles north of Highway 48, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, April 23, 2018.


Burr Street Phase 2 to Begin in Mitchell
The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the city of Mitchell are scheduled to begin reconstruction work on Burr Street from Interstate 90 to the two-lane section south of Walmart in Mitchell on Wednesday, April 11.


National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13
National Work Zone Awareness Week for 2018 is April 9-13, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and state transportation departments across the country to remind motorists to drive safely through work zones.

Bridge Painting work to Begin on I-90
Bridge painting work on the Interstate 90 bridges over I-29 at the I-29/I-90 interchange is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 10.


Highway 212 Construction in Belle Fourche
Work will begin the week of April 9 on an eight-mile project on Highway 212 in Belle Fourche.


Culvert Repair Work On Highways 212 and 85
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews are scheduled to begin culvert repair work on highways in the western part of the state on Monday, April 16.


Wasta Rest Areas Opening – Remodeling Complete
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has completed work on the Wasta Rest Area and will be opening both the east and westbound rest area buildings and parking areas on Tuesday, April 3.


Spring Load Limit Release #6
Effective at 3 p.m. CDT, March 30, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 17 Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling $8 million at their monthly meeting today (March 29) in Pierre.


Work To Begin at West Chicago Street and Sturgis Road
On Monday, April 2, work will begin on the reconstruction of West Chicago Street from Sturgis Road to Sheffer Street in Rapid City.

Exit 14 – I-90 Lane Closures
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says lane closures will be set up on I-90 starting on Monday, April 2, at Exit 14 in Spearfish to complete work on the project.

I-90 Turning Lane Modification Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to modify the turning lane on Interstate 90, Exit 67 in Rapid City will begin Monday, April 2.


U.S. Highway 81 Intersection Construction To Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is set to begin Monday, April 16, to reconstruct Highway 81 at the intersection of 20th Avenue South.

Highway 16 and Catron Blvd Intersection Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 9, at the intersection of Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard in Rapid City.

Highway 14A Slope Stabilization Work to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says slope stabilization work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 30, on Highway 14A just east of Deadwood.


SDDOT to Install All-Way Stop Sign in Langford
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is converting the intersection of Highway 27 and Main Street in Langford to an all-way stop control.


Highway 115 and 4th Street Reconstruction in Dell Rapids
The South Dakota Department of Transportation and T&R Construction will hold a public open house meeting to provide information regarding this year’s reconstruction project on Highway 115 and 4th Street in Dell Rapids.


Spring Load Limit Release #5
Effective at 10 a.m. CDT, March 19, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Exit 14 – I90 – Resuming Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work has resumed at Exit 14 on Interstate 90 in Spearfish.


Spring Load Limit Release #4
Effective at 3 p.m. MDT, March 15, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Spring Load Limit Release #3
Effective at 10 a.m. CDT, March 15, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


New Stop Signs East of Huron
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has installed stop signs at two intersections that connect with Highway 14 near Huron as part of its commitment to motorist safety.

Spring Load Limit Restriction Release 2
Effective at Noon CDT, March 12, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


Update I-90/Haines Ave. and Maple St. Bridge Rehabilitation
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says rehabilitation work on the Haines Avenue and Maple Street bridges on Interstate 90 in Rapid City is set to begin Monday, April 16, and will impact traffic during much of 2018.


DOT Seeks Nominations For Transportation Hall of Honor
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is now accepting nominations for consideration of persons to be inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.

Spring Load Limit Release #1
Effective at 12 p.m. CST, March 9, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


State Officials Opening I-90 From Mitchell to Murdo
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have opened the remaining closed portion of Interstate 90 from Murdo to Mitchell.

State Officials Opening I-90 From Mitchell to Sioux Falls at 1 pm
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have opened Interstate 90, east and westbound, from Mitchell to Sioux Falls.

State Officials Opening I-29 I-90 Remains Closed
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety have opened Interstate 29, north and southbound, from North Dakota to Iowa.


State officials closing I-90 Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 from ND to Iowa
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety are closing Interstate 90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls (east and westbound) effective immediately – Monday, March 5. Interstate 29 will close from the North Dakota border to the Iowa border (north and southbound) at 6:30 p.m. CST tonight.

State Officials Warn of Deteriorating Conditions
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety and the South Dakota Highway Patrol are warning motorists that conditions across central and eastern South Dakota are continuing to deteriorate and are asking motorists if they must travel, to do so during daylight hours.

Interstate 90 Closed From Murdo Exit 192 to Mitchell Exit 332
State officials have closed Interstate 90 between Murdo Exit 192 to Mitchell Exit 332 both east and westbound lanes.


Public Meeting for Highway 73/12 Shoulder Widening Project near Lemmon
The South Dakota Department of Transportation and Loiseau Construction, Inc. will hold a public meeting to provide information regarding this summer’s shoulder widening project on Highway 73 and Highway 12 south and west of Lemmon.


Reconstruction of West Chicago Street
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 5, 2018, on West Chicago Street in Rapid City.


Bradsky Road Bridge Project Start Delayed
Corr Construction Services will begin construction on the removal and replacement of the county bridge south of Highway 44 on Bradsky Road in Rapid City on Friday, March 2.


I-90 Construction of Eastbound Lanes at Piedmont
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says two miles of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 44 at Piedmont, going west, will be closed beginning March 5, 2018.


Weekend Storm Will Create Difficult Driving Conditions in Western and Central South Dakota
Officials are cautioning travelers that a winter storm making its way into South Dakota on Sunday, Feb. 18, will bring heavy snowfall and high winds with gusts 35 mph or more across the western and central part of the state.


Routine inspections slated for Keystone Wye Bridges in Pennington County
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, a team of engineers from Stantec and Wood Research and Development (WRD) will be inspecting the Keystone Wye Bridges in Pennington County, two miles north of Keystone.

Tow Plow Being Moved from Yankton to Flandreau
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is relocating the tow plow currently based in Junction City/Yankton to Flandreau to get more operators trained on its use during winter snow events.

Timberline Avenue Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will permanently close Timberline Avenue between Rice Street and Interstate 90 on Monday, Feb. 19.


Reconstruction of West Chicago Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the complete reconstruction of West Chicago Street in Rapid City, from west of the Sturgis Road intersection to Sheffer Street, will impact traffic during much of 2018 and part of 2019.


Illegally Dumped Snow Causing Problems
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public and commercial snow removal operators that it is illegal to place or dump excess snow on highway right of way, which includes driving surfaces, shoulders and ditches.


Interstate 29 Reopened Travel Caution Due to Compacted Snow and Ice
State officials have reopened Interstate 29 between the Tea Exit and the Iowa border and are also issuing a travel caution.

I-29 Closed from Tea to the Iowa Border
Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 29 from the Tea Exit 73 to the Iowa border.