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Box Culvert Replacement on Lincoln County Highway 117 (Louise Avenue)
Starting Thursday, Oct. 18, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin removing and reconstructing the box culvert on Lincoln County Highway 117, Louise Avenue, in Sioux Falls between 273rd Street and 274th Street.


Centerline Painting in Central South Dakota Delayed
KENNEBEC, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline painting on the following highways in central South Dakota planned to begin on Monday, Oct. 1 was delayed by weather and will begin on Monday, Oct. 15.

Centerline Painting in Northcentral South Dakota Delayed
MCINTOSH, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline painting on the following highways in central South Dakota planned to start on Tuesday, Oct. 9 was delayed by weather and will begin on Friday, Oct. 19.


Tunnel Inspections To Take Place
The Department of Transportation will be doing bi-annual tunnel inspections the week of Oct. 15. This will result in traffic delays and or closure of Highway 87 Needles Highway and Highway 16A Iron Mountain Road.


Highway 50 Railroad Crossing Reconstruction to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct the railroad crossing on Highway 50 just west of 439th Avenue (West City Limits Road) west of Yankton will begin Monday, Oct. 15.


Election Signs Not Allowed in Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.


Centerline Painting in Northcentral South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline painting on the following highways in central South Dakota will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

SDDOT Receives Additional Federal Transit Funding
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says they have received five grant awards for an additional $2,774,400 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding through FTA’s Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program competitive grant program.


Mill & Overlay Bridge Ends and Pipe Crossing
Updated time frame: The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be resurfacing and striping two bridge ends on Highway 212 east of Newell beginning Monday, Oct. 1. This work was originally scheduled to begin on Sept. 25.


Centerline Painting in Central South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline painting on the following highways in central South Dakota will begin on Saturday, Oct. 1.


Laurel Street Railroad Crossing
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, crews will begin work to replace the railroad crossing on Laurel Street in Rapid City.


Asphalt Crack Sealing In Spearfish Canyon
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, crews will begin work routing and sealing the cracks in the asphalt surface on Highway 14A in Spearfish Canyon.

Mill & Overlay Bridge Ends and Pipe Crossing
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin preparing for an asphalt concrete resurfacing and striping project on two bridge ends on Highway 212 east of Newell beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25.


Roadway Lighting Work to Begin in Hot Springs
According to the South Dakota Department of Transportation a roadway lighting project is scheduled to start on the Highway 18 bypass in Hot Springs on Monday, Sept. 24.


Shoulder Work To Begin on Highway 14A
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says shoulder work on Highway 14A, Boulder Canyon, will begin on Monday, Sept. 17.

Deck Patching on Swan Creek Bridge
The Department of Transportation says an asphalt concrete patch will be placed over the Swan Creek bridge located four miles north of Hoven on Highway 47 on Monday, Sept. 17.

Bridge Work Near Lead and Spearfish
Crews have begun work grinding the deck on the bridge near the Highway 14A/85 junction near Lead.


St. Onge Street In Rapid City To Close
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to St. Onge Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Friday, Sept. 14, to allow grading and concrete paving to be placed at the intersection of West Chicago Street.

Potter County Sign Replacement Project Starting
The Department of Transportation says traffic signs and delineators on county roads in Potter County and streets in the towns of Hoven, Gettysburg, Lebanon and Tolstoy will be replaced and updated beginning Monday, Sept. 17.


Election Signs Not Allowed in Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.


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.

I-29/Sisseton Exit Interchange Ramp Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the southbound on and off ramps for the Interstate 29/Sisseton exit (Exit 232) will be closed to traffic on Friday, Sept. 7, for about 14 days.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the Vermillion Master Bicycle Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the city of Vermillion, will hold a public open house on Monday, Sept. 10, on the draft Vermillion Master Bicycle Plan.

Sheffer Street To Close at West Chicago Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to Sheffer Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Wednesday, Sept. 5, to allow for the concrete paving to be placed on West Chicago Street.

32nd Street To Close at West Chicago Street
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says southbound access to 32nd Street from West Chicago Street in Rapid City will close on Thursday, Sept. 6, to allow for water main and storm sewer installation and grading work.


SDDOT Project Competing for Final National Award
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST) project in and around the Black Hills area was selected as a Top 12 finalist in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) 2018 America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Hall of Honor Banquet for Charles Lien
The late Charles “Chuck” Lien of Rapid City is being inducted into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.


SDDOT Awards Scholarship to SDSM&T Student
Jamie Smith, a senior 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).


Hall of Honor Banquet Date Set for Laurie Schultz of Pierre
A banquet, hosted by the Transportation Hall of Honor Committee, will be held in Laurie’s honor on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Drifters Bar and Grill in Fort Pierre. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. CST with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m.

Resurfacing to Begin on Highway 11
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Starting Monday, August 27, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin asphalt concrete resurfacing work on Highway 11 from 273rd Street east of Harrisburg to 282nd Street, Highway 18.


Highway 85 Culvert Repairs and Asphalt Resurfacing - Update
BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Crews have been repairing culverts on Highway 85 from the junction of Kinghorn Road in Butte County, north to the junction of Old Highway 85 for the last two months.


Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 35 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1.345 million at their meeting today in Pierre.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project on Highway 34 East of Sturgis
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a chip seal and fog seal application will be applied to Highway 34 in the Rapid City area beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Watertown Pavement Repairs on Highway 212
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun pavement repair work on Highway 212 in Watertown from 19th Street going east to 43rd Street SE.


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.