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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.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin on Highways 12, 83 and 1804 in North Central S.D.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mobridge area of the state beginning Thursday, June 22.

Postponed - Permanent Striping in Spearfish Canyon
Crews will begin grinding and painting permanent striping on Highway 14A from Spearfish to Savoy in Lawrence County on Monday, June 26, 2017.


Open Houses to Discuss South Dakota Freight Plan
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold two public meetings/open houses on Tuesday, June 20, at 5:30 p.m. CDT at the Sioux Falls University Center Administration Building room 250 (4801 Career Ave.) and Wednesday, June 21, at 5:30 p.m. MDT at the SDDOT Rapid City Region Office (2300 Eglin St.). The SDDOT will receive public input on the South Dakota Freight plan.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin in Sioux Falls Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Sioux Falls area of the state beginning Wednesday, June 21.

Crack Seal Work on Highway 240 in Wall
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews began crack and chip sealing operation on Highway 240 in Wall from mile marker 126 to 128 today (June 19).

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 tonight (June 19) at the I-29 and I-229 interchange in Sioux Falls.

Updated June 16 2017 due to drought - Mowing Regulations For The State Right of Way
See Gov. Daugaard Issues State of Emergency for Drought Conditions release on June 16, 2017. visit news.sd.gov for the press release.


I-90 Exit 14 - One-Lane Two-Way Traffic on Colorado Boulevard East of 27th Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says traffic is scheduled to be switched to one-lane two-way traffic on the north side of Colorado Boulevard between Heritage Drive and 27th Street on the morning of Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound On Ramp
On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, crews will complete pavement marking work on the Interstate 90 Exit 63 Westbound on-ramp and driving lane.


Permanent Striping in Spearfish Canyon
Crews will begin grinding and painting permanent striping on Highway 14A from Spearfish to Savoy in Lawrence County today (Wednesday, June 21).


Asphalt Crack Sealing/Leveling and Chip Seal on Highways 168, 79, 85, 73, 34 & 12
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin asphalt crack sealing and leveling Wednesday June 14 on highways in the Belle Fourche area.

Crack Seal Work on Highway 44 from Airport Road To East of Farmingdale
On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, crews will begin a crack and chip sealing operation on Highway 44 east of Rapid City from mile marker 54 to 66.


Highway 50 Bridge Reopened To One Lane
South Dakota Department of Transportation crews have completed the emergency bridge deck repairs and reopened Highway 50 over Interstate 29 at Exit 26.

Highway 50 Bridge Closed at I-29 Exit 26
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have closed the Highway 50 bridge over Interstate 29 at Exit 26 effective immediately (Friday, June 9).


Concrete Pavement Repair Work has begun on Cherry Street in Vermillion
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the concrete pavement repair work on Highway 50L (Cherry Street) in Vermillion from Plum Street to the Highway 19 south intersection began this week.

I-90 Exit 14 - One-Lane Two-Way Traffic on Colorado Boulevard East of 27th Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says traffic is scheduled to be switched to one-lane two-way traffic on the north side of Colorado Boulevard between Heritage Drive and 27th Street on the morning of Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Concrete Pavement Repair and Grinding in the Yankton Area
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say concrete pavement repair and grinding work on Interstate 29 near Elk Point will begin the week of June 12, 2017.


Interstate 90 Exit 63 High Friction Surface Treatment (updated)
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin placing a High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) on the Interstate 90 Exit 63 westbound on-ramp and driving lane on Friday, June 9.

Highway 11 Open
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 11 south of Sioux Falls has been reopened.


Portion of Highway 11 Open - 273rd Street to 276th Street
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 11 has been reopened from 273rd Street south to 276th Street (Harrisburg road to Klondike Road). Highway 11 remains closed from 276th Street to Highway 18.

Update on Highway 11 Closure
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials closed a section of Highway 11 south of Sioux Falls between Highway 18 and 273rd Street late Monday afternoon.


Portion of Highway 11 Closed
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials have closed a section of Highway 11 south of Sioux Falls between Highway 18 and 273rd Street.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area
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 starting June 5.


6th Street and 22nd Avenue Intersection Closure
The intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings is scheduled to close on Tuesday, May 30.


Highway 212 Moves to Phase 2 East of Watertown
Knife River Midwest, Inc., has moved to Phase 2 on the Highway 212 project between Watertown and Goodwin today.

Highway 85 and 20 Bridge Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews are scheduled to begin bridge work at the following locations on Monday, June 5:

Bridge Repair Work to Begin on I-29 at Exit 26
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 at Exit 26 will begin the week of May 29.

I-190 Interchange Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says drivers can expect changes to current traffic patterns on the I-190 project in Rapid City next week.

No Parking on Portion of Main Street In Sturgis
On Tuesday, May 30, Main Street in Sturgis will be closed to traffic and parking for the final lift of asphalt paving between Junction Avenue and Harley Davidson Way.


Culvert Repair Begins on Highway 10
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a culvert replacement and repair project has begun on Highway 10 in Campbell and McPherson counties.

Highway 34 Shoulder Widening
On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 crews will begin work on the Highway 34 shoulder widening project from the junction of Highway 79 north east for 7.9 miles to 137th Place near Sturgis.


Asphalt Surfacing on Sturgis Main Street - Updated
Due to the inclement weather, access across Main Street at Harley Davidson Way and Fourth Street is tentatively scheduled to open Tuesday, May 30.


Asphalt Surfacing on Sturgis Main Street
On Tuesday, May 23, work will begin on Main Street from Harley Davidson Way to Fourth Street in Sturgis to place the top lift of asphalt surfacing.


Applications Being Accepted For Community Access Grant Program
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for its Community Access, Industrial Park and Agri-Business Grant Program.

I-190 Interchange Construction Update
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the intersection of Silver Street and Nickel Street, formerly West Boulevard, connecting Philadelphia Street to Silver Street, will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, May 22.

Virtual Weigh-in-Motion Detection Project at Blunt Junction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on Monday, May 22, to install a new weigh-in-motion detection system at the junction of highways 83 and 14, also known as the “Blunt Junction” northeast of Pierre.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into S.D. 44 / Platte-Winner Bridge Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold public open houses to gather public input for help in developing the S.D. 44 / Platte-Winner Bridge Corridor Study. These open house public meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:


Highway 281 Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun the intersection modification work to add left turn lanes on Highway 281 and 142nd Street at the Warner exit south of Aberdeen.

I-90 – Exit 14 – Eastbound I-90 Closure with Detour
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says eastbound I-90 will be closed from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday May 16, with traffic directed to the off and on ramps.


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

I-90 – Exit 14 – One-Lane Two-Way Traffic on Colorado Boulevard East of 27th Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says traffic was switched to one-lane two-way traffic on the north side of Colorado Boulevard between Heritage Drive and 27th Street on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-29 Exit 77 (41st Street) Interchange Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, (1201 North West Avenue) to inform area residents of the status and preliminary recommendations of the interchange and environmental study for the I-29 Exit 77 (41st Street) Interchange.


Ward Rest Area Temporarily Closing For Upgrades
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Ward rest area located at Exit 121 ten miles south of Brookings on Interstate 29 will be closing on Monday, May 8, for approximately six weeks.


Rice Street and Timberline Avenue Intersection Traffic Delay
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be stopping traffic at the Rice Street and Timberline Avenue intersection in Sioux Falls on Saturday, May 6. Flaggers stationed near the intersection will be directing traffic to allow for grading operations on the new Rice Street alignment.


471st Avenue Closing North of Highway 48 for Bridge Replacement
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 Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


Construction on Highway 18 East of Pine Ridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on eight miles of Highway 18 from nine miles east of Pine Ridge at the intersection of BIA Highway 27 (Wounded Knee Corner) to 17 miles east of Pine Ridge to the intersection of Highway 391 (Gordon Junction) will begin Monday, May 8.

Construction on Highway 18 in Pine Ridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on one mile of Highway 18 in Pine Ridge from at the intersection of Highway 407 to one mile east on Highway 18 by the Pine Ridge Hospital will begin Tuesday, May 2.

Construction on Highway 391 East of Pine Ridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on three miles of Highway 391 from the intersection of Highway 18 (Gordon Junction), 17 miles east of Pine Ridge, south to the Nebraska state line will begin Monday, May 1.

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 53 Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) for a total of approximately $9 million at their monthly meeting today (April 27) in Pierre.