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Sidney Stage Road to Close Between I-90 Exit 44 and Exit 46
he Department of Transportation says Sidney Stage Road between Interstate 90 exits 44 and 46 in Rapid City will close on Friday, Aug. 24.

I-29 Exit 332 Sisseton Southbound Ramp Closure
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the southbound on and off-ramps for Interstate 29 Exit 332/Sisseton will be closed to all traffic from Tuesday, Aug. 21, through Thursday, Aug. 23.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the Black Hills Context Sensitive Corridors Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks (SDGF&P), the United States Forest Service (USFS), the United States National Park Service (USNPS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will hold two public open houses on Monday, Aug. 20, in Custer and Tuesday, Aug. 21, in Deadwood to discuss the beginning of a corridor study for the following roadway corridors.

Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count Final Tally
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows traffic was up 7.9 percent overall for the 78th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


Missouri River Bridge Subsurface Investigation
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin the preliminary process for the design and construction of the new Waldron Missouri River bridge over the Missouri river connecting Pierre/Fort Pierre.

Saint Onge Street To Close at West Chicago Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to Saint Onge Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Wednesday, Aug. 15, to allow for water main and storm sewer installation and grading work.


Motorists asked to Stay Away from Fall River Road Due to Active Fire
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation and emergency officials are asking for help from motorists by avoiding driving in the area of Highway 18/385, also known as Fall River Road, between Hot Springs and Maverick due to heavy fire truck/equipment traffic travelling to a forest fire adjacent to the roadway.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Still on the Rise
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 5.9 percent overall for the first seven days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Numbers Continue to Increase
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 5.1 percent overall for the first six days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

Highway 50 Turn Lane Construction To Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to construct turn lanes on Highway 50 at 437th Avenue (Deer Boulevard) west of Yankton will begin Monday, Aug. 13.


Chip Seal & 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 Monday, Aug. 13.

Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue Upward Climb
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 3.8 percent overall for the first five days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


I-90 Construction of Eastbound Lanes at Piedmont
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says three miles of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 40 at Tilford will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Continue to Trend Upward
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up 2.5 percent overall for the first four days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.

U.S. Highway 81 Set to Open to Full Traffic South of Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the contractor will be finishing phase II work at the Highway 81 and 20th Avenue south intersection and be fully open to traffic by Thursday, Aug. 9.


Sturgis Rally Vehicle Counts Show Overall Increase For First Three Days
Data from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows that traffic is up almost three percent overall for the first three days of this year’s 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally compared to the same time last year.


I-90/Haines Avenue and Maple Street Bridge Rehabilitation Resumes
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says rehabilitation work on the Haines Avenue and Maple Street bridges on Interstate 90 in Rapid City will resume on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.


Temporary Traffic Signals on Rice Street
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will have temporary traffic signals in operation on Rice Street beginning Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin
MOBRIDGE, 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 Monday, Aug. 6.


Highway 12 / Brown County 14 Construction
ABERDEEN, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin work to add roadway lighting and signals at the Highway 12 and Brown County 14 intersection on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.


U.S. Highway 81 Construction Beginning Phase 2 South of Watertown
WATERTOWN, S.D. – BX Civil and Construction, Inc., a contractor for the SD Department of Transportation, will begin Phase 2 work at US Highway 81 and 20th Avenue South on Monday, July 30.


Highway 18 Red Canyon Bridge Work
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says approach slab replacement and paving will begin Monday, July 30, on the Red Canyon Bridge located three miles east of Edgemont on Highway 18.


2018 S.D. Transportation Hall of Honor Inductees Announced
PIERRE, S.D. – Laurie Schultz from Pierre and the late Charles Lien of Rapid City have been chosen for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor for 2018.


BNSF Railroad Crossing to be Replaced in McLaughlin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad plans to replace the railroad crossing on Highway 63 in McLaughlin beginning Wednesday, July 18.

Traffic to be Switched On Highway 37 North of Mitchell
MITCHELL, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to complete work on the southbound lanes of Highway 37 north of Mitchell from National Guard Road to one-quarter mile south of the Davison/Sanborn County line on Tuesday, July 17.

New Intersection Warning System In Spink County
To improve safety, the South Dakota Department of Transportation is installing an Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS) to improve safety at the intersections of Highway 281 and Highway 20 in Spink County.


Federal Avenue To Close at West Chicago Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says access to Federal Avenue from West Chicago Street will close on July 11, to allow grading and storm sewer work on Federal Avenue.


Four-Way Stop at West Chicago Street Intersection
RAPID CITY, S.D. – On July 5, the left turn lanes on Sturgis Road will temporarily close for grading and concrete work near the center of the intersection.

Highway 212 Construction Thru Henry To Begin
Webster Scale, Inc, a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will begin reconstruction of Highway 212 thru Henry on Monday, July 9, 2018.

Highway 19 Open From Highway 46 Intersection to 301st Street
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 19 is now open from the Highway 46 intersection south to 301ST Street.


Highway 46 Open In Clay County
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 46 is now open from 19A intersection to Frog Creek Road. This means that Highway 46 is now open from Interstate 29 to Highway 81. Flood waters have receded, but motorists are advised to drive with caution thru this area due to water next to the shoulder of the highway.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Winner Area
WINNER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Winner Area beginning Monday, June 25.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-90 Exit 387 (Western Avenue - Hartford) Interchange Study
COLMAN, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Hartford, will hold a public open house from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Hartford Area Fire & Rescue Station, (305 South Street) to inform area residents of the beginning of the study and introduce and begin receiving public input on the environmental study for the I-90 Exit 387 (Western Avenue - Hartford) Interchange.


SD Highway 46 Closed at Iowa State Line
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 46 is closed at the Iowa state line because of flooding on roadway.

SD Highway 19 Closed 3.5 miles south of SD Highway 46
YANKTON, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 19 is closed 3.5 miles south of Highway 46 or 16.5 miles north of Vermillion because of flooding on roadway.

West Rapid Street Closed at West Chicago Street
RAPID CITY, S.D. – On June 25, access to West Rapid Street from West Chicago Street will close to allow work to begin on the new water main.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work to Begin in Pierre Area
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 beginning Tuesday, June 19.

Postpone: I-90 Exit 14 Interchange Reconstruction Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
SPEARFISH, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation, Heavy Constructors, Inc., and the city of Spearfish will be postponing the celebration or ribbon cutting ceremony for the completion of the Interstate 90 Exit 14 Interchange Reconstruction project until July 11, 2018 due to weather forecast for Wednesday.


Two-way Traffic Begins on I-29
WATERTOWN, S.D. – Traffic on Interstate 29 between the Peever Exit (Exit 224) and North of Sisseton (MRM 239) will change to two-way traffic starting Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Culvert Repairs & Asphalt Resurfacing
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Crews will begin repairing culverts on Highway 85 between the junction of Kinghorn Road in Butte County and the junction of Old Highway 85, beginning the week of June 18, 2018.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects in the Mitchell Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Mitchell Area of the state. The contractor started on Tuesday, June 12, and will move from one project to the next in the following order:


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal and fog seal application will be applied to Highway 12 in the Mobridge area of the state beginning, Tuesday, June 12.


I-90 Exit 14 Interchange Reconstruction Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
SPEARFISH, S.D. - On Wednesday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. MDT, the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Heavy Constructors, Inc., and the city of Spearfish will celebrate the completion of the Interstate 90 Exit 14 Interchange Reconstruction project with a Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.


South Dakota Awarded $21 Million Federal INFRA Grant
Secretary of Transportation Darin Bergquist says the South Dakota Department of Transportation has received a $21 million Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to be used for the Veteran’s Parkway project in Sioux Falls.

Governor Proclaims June “General Aviation Appreciation” Month
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed June as “General Aviation Appreciation” month in South Dakota.


Acorn Ridge Road Box Culvert Project to Begin
Construction is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 7, on the replacement of the bridge on Acorn Ridge Road east of Spearfish with a new box culvert.


Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing & Guardrail Work
Crews will begin micro-milling work on the resurfacing project south of Deadwood on Highway 385 the week of June 4, 2018.

Rapid City Project to impact eastbound traffic on Omaha Street
Effective Tuesday, June 6, 2018, utility work for the City’s West Omaha Drainage and Utility Improvements project will begin in the south two lanes of the eastbound traffic on Omaha Street.


Bridge Repair on Structure West of Mobridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says substructure repair on the Missouri River Bridge located one-mile west of Mobridge on Highway 12/1806 is set to begin Thursday, June 7.


Repair To Begin on Highway 212 Bridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has started substructure repairs on the Highway 212 Missouri River Bridge located 15 miles west of Gettysburg.


Shoulder Resurfacing to Begin on Highway 115
Starting Tuesday, May 29, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin asphalt concrete shoulder resurfacing work on Highway 115 from just south of Dell Rapids to the north city limits of Sioux Falls.


Roadway Lighting Work Begins Today by Hot Springs and Edgemont
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a roadway lighting project by Hot Springs and Edgemont will begin Monday, May 21.

Centerline Permanent Paint Work Starts Today in Rapid City Region
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline permanent paint will be applied on five highways in nine locations in the Rapid City region of the state starting today (May 21) through Saturday, May 26.