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I-90 Eastbound Detour at Exit 40
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that eastbound traffic on Interstate 90 near Piedmont will be detoured at Exit 40 to Sturgis Road between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

Spring Load Limit Release #18
Effective at 10:00 a.m. CST, April 21, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions were removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


Lane Closures at the Intersection of Highways 81/212 in Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be replacing roadway signs at the intersection of highways 81 and 212 in Watertown on April 19 and 20, from 7 p.m. to midnight each night.


Spring Load Limit Release #17
Effective at 9:00 a.m. MDT, April 17, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


Rice Street Closure for Highway 100 Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to close Rice Street from Timberline Avenue to Six Mile Road in Sioux Falls on Monday, April 17 for one week.

I-90 – Exit 14 – Median Closure on Colorado Blvd at 26th Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the median of Colorado Boulevard and 26th Street will close on Monday, April 17.


I29 Exit 132 Ramp Closures
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the southbound off-ramp and the northbound on-ramp at Interstate 29 Exit 132 will close for approximately 21 calendar days.

Pavement Repair to Begin on Interstate 90
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says concrete pavement repair work on Interstate 90 from mile marker 407 east of Brandon to mile marker 412.5 (South Dakota/Minnesota state line) will begin Monday, April 17.


465th Avenue Closed South of Highway 46 for Bridge Replacement
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say 465th Avenue located 1.25 miles south of Highway 46 will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Highway 79 Paving
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin preparing for an asphalt concrete resurfacing project on Highway 79 from the junction of Highway 168 in Butte County up to Slim Buttes in Harding County, beginning the week of April 16.

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.

Spring Load Limit Release #16
Effective at 8:00 a.m. MST, April 12, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Spring Load Restriction Release #15
Effective at 12:00 p.m. CST, April 10, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


Spring Load Restriction Release #14
Effective at 8:00 a.m. CST, April 10, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Highway 50 Closed for Bridge & Box Culvert Replacement
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say Highway 50 east of Interstate 29 to the intersection of Highways 50 and 11 will be closed to through traffic on April 10, 2017.

Highway 212 Closing For Bridge Replacement Near Redfield
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that work is underway on the Highway 212 bridge replacement just west of Redfield and motorists are currently experiencing slight changes in traffic flow.


Concrete Pavement Repair Work to begin on Highway 52
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say concrete pavement repair work on Highway 52 west of Yankton will begin the week of April 10, 2017.

Bridge Repair Work to Begin on Interstate 29
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say bridge repair work on Interstate 29 between North Sioux City and Exit 53 will begin the week of April 10, 2017.


Construction of Highways 12 & 37 in Groton
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says reconstruction of Highways 12 and 37 in Groton has begun with phases 1 & 2.

Spring Load Limit Restrictions 12 & 13
Effective at 10:00 a.m. CST, April 7, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Spring Load Limit Release #11
Effective at 8:00 a.m. CST, April 6, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Pavement Repair to Begin on Highway 115
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says concrete pavement repair work on Highway 115 between Dell Rapids and Sioux Falls is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.


Intersection Closures on 6th Street Project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Phase 1 of the construction project on 6th Street in Brookings has begun and includes removal and reconstruction of the westbound lanes from 20th Avenue to 34th Avenue.


Pavement Repair to Begin on I-29
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin concrete pavement repair work on Interstate 29 from south of Exit 86 (Renner/Crooks) to north of Exit 109 (Colman/Madison) on Monday, April 3, 2017.

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7
“Work Zone Safety Is In Your Hands” National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 3-7, 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.


Highway 83 Resurfacing to Begin South of Fort Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on Highway 83 from the south end of the Bad River Bridge in Fort Pierre for about 22 miles south.

I-29 Southbound at Exit 73 to be Reduced to One Lane
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the southbound lanes of Interstate 29 at Exit 73 in north Sioux Falls will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, April 3.


Burr Street Construction in Mitchell To Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the city of Mitchell are scheduled to begin the reconstruction of Burr Street from Havens Avenue to Interstate 90 in Mitchell on Monday, April 3.


Phase 1 of 6th Street Construction to Begin
The 6th Street construction project from 20th Avenue to east of 34th Avenue is scheduled to begin Phase 1 (westbound lanes) on Monday, April 3, weather dependent. Phase 0 began on March 20.


Highway 50 Gayville to Yankton Construction To Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct Highway 50 from Gayville to Archery Lane in Yankton will begin Monday, April 17.


Spring Load Limit Restriction Release #10
Effective at 3:30 p.m. MST, Mar. 21, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


Highway 212 Bridge Replacement Near Redfield
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin to replace the bridge on Highway 212 just west of Redfield on Monday, March 27.


Bridge Reconstruction on I-90 Near Brandon to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the reconstruction of the Interstate 90 bridges just east of Brandon Exit 406 are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 20.


I-90 Exit 14 Public Meeting and Work on 27th Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in cooperation with the City of Spearfish and Heavy Constructors, will hold an open house style public meeting for the Interstate 90 Exit 14 interchange reconstruction project at the City of Spearfish Commission Chambers located at 625 5th Street on Thursday, March 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Highway 50 / 4th Street Construction To Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct Highway 50 (4th Street) in Yankton, will begin Monday, March 20.


6th Street Construction to Begin In Brookings
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Highway 14 (6th Street) project in Brookings is scheduled to begin March 20 with Phases 0 and 1.


I-90 Exit 14 Closure For Bridge Demo Postponed Due to Wind
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the demolition of the old I-90 Exit 14 bridge at Spearfish scheduled to start this evening, Monday, March 6, will be delayed until Tuesday, March 7, or Wednesday, March 8, when the wind subsides and it is safe for work to continue.

190/Silver Street Construction Project Open House
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will hold a public open house to provide citizens an update on the I-190/Silver Street construction project in Rapid City on Thursday, March 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

REMINDER: I-90 Westbound Lanes Closing at Piedmont
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 44 at Piedmont, going west, will be closed for about two miles beginning today, March 6.


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 Monday, March 6, 2017, to inform area residents on the options developed as part of a corridor study.

I-90 Exit 14 Closure with Detour and Bridge Demolition Resumes
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says demolition of the old Interstate 90 Exit 14 bridge near Spearfish will resume on Monday, March 6. Both directions of I-90 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. with traffic directed onto the off and on ramps.


I-90 Construction of Westbound Lanes at Piedmont
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Exit 44 at Piedmont, going west, will be closed for about two miles beginning March 6.

Spring Load Limit Release #9
Effective at 2 p.m. MST, Feb. 27, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


I-90 Exit 14 Closure with Detour and Bridge Demolition Update
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Interstate 90 at Exit 14 in Spearfish will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting the evening of Monday, Feb. 27.


Spring Load Restriction #8
SD73 Restriction removed

Spring Load Restriction 7
Effective at 12 p.m. CST, Feb 24, 2017, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


Governor Appoints Transportation Commissioner - Sen. Vehle
State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist announces that former Sen. Mike Vehle of Mitchell has been appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard to fill a vacant seat on the South Dakota Transportation Commission.

Railroad Board Seeking Rail Project Information
The South Dakota Railroad Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Becker-Hansen Building Commission Room in Pierre.

I-90 – Exit 14 – I-90 Closure with Detour and Bridge Demolition
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that starting the evening of Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, Interstate 90 in both directions will be closed for six nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. between the off and on ramps of Exit 14.

Spring Load Restriction Report #6
A spring load restriction report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction signs in place. For further information or a copy of a Spring Load Restriction Map, please contact the DOT at 605-773-3571. Spring Load Limit Information may also be found on the Internet at: http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd/


Spring Load Limit Restriction Update (notices 2-5)
Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


Drivers Cautioned About Difficult Travel Overnight
State officials are advising drivers that strong winds and blowing snow are creating difficult travel conditions across the state this evening.

Drivers Are Reminded About Snowplow Safety
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials remind motorists to use extra caution when encountering snowplows that are clearing highways, shoulders and ditches.


Department of Transportation / Highway Patrol Seeks Public Input into the U.S.12 Ipswich to Aberdeen Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, will hold a public open house at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, at the Ipswich High School Theater, (211 5th Street) to inform area residents of the findings of the U.S. Highway 12 Ipswich to Aberdeen Corridor Study.


Westbound I-90 Construction between Exit 40 and Exit 44
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound shoulder of Interstate 90 between Exit 40 and Exit 44 will be closed this week.

Citizens Reminded About Illegally Dumping Snow
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 90 Reopened Travel Caution
State officials have reopened Interstate 90 between Kadoka and Chamberlain in central South Dakota. Motorists are cautioned that snow and strong winds are still creating difficult travel conditions in many areas of south central and southeastern parts of the state.


Motorists Asked to Heed No Travel Advisories I90 remains closed Kadoka to Chamberlain
Officials want to remind travelers that many highways in central, south central and southeastern parts of the state are under a No Travel Advisory and I-90 remains closed from Kadoka to Chamberlain.

Interstate 90 Closing from Kadoka to Chamberlain at 6 p.m. CST
State officials will be closing Interstate 90 from Kadoka to Chamberlain effective at 6 p.m. CST (5 p.m. MST).