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West Rapid Street and West Chicago Street Intersection To Close
RAPID CITY, S.D. – On June 25, the intersection of West Rapid Street and 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.


Intersection Work at Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard
On Sunday, May 20, the intersection of Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard in Rapid City, will become a four-way stop from about 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.


SDDOT Asks Motorists to “Move Over”
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking motorists to “Move Over” when they approach flashing amber or yellow lights on SDDOT maintenance vehicles that indicate workers are in the area and likely outside their vehicles.


Highway 34 Mill and Overlay Project Progressing
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says asphalt paving operations on Highway 34 from the Belle Fourche River bridge west to the Highway 34/79 junction will begin on Tuesday, May 8.


Centerline Rumble Stripe Work to Begin in Rapid City Region
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline rumble stripes will be applied to three highways in the Rapid City region of the state beginning Friday, May 11, and may include work taking place on Saturdays.

Milling and Asphalt Paving to Begin Near Fort Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on an asphalt resurfacing project on Highway 14 near Fort Pierre on Monday, May 14.


Updated: ADA Curb Ramp Upgrades In Faith
Officials say crews will begin work on ADA curb ramp upgrades on highways 212 and 73 in Faith starting on Monday, May 14.


Wilmot Rest Area Closed For Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the Interstate 29 Wilmot rest area at Wilmot Exit 213 for the reconstruction of the rest area and the addition of a new tourism welcome center.

Spring Load Restriction #12
Effective at 8 a.m. CDT, May 01, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Spring Load Limit Release #11
Effective at 10 a.m. CDT, May 01, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Spring Load Limit Release #10
Effective at Noon CDT, April 30, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Work at Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard
On Sunday, May 6, the intersection of Highway 16 and Catron Boulevard will become a four-way stop from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Spring Load Restriction Release #9
Effective at 9 a.m. MDT, April 30, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Spring Load Restriction Release #8
Effective at Noon CDT, April 30, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.


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.

Homestead Rest Area Closed For Construction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the Interstate 29 Homestead rest area near Vermillion Exit 26 for the reconstruction of the rest area and welcome center.


Work to Begin on Highway 37 North of Mitchell
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin reconstruction work on Highway 37 north of Mitchell from National Guard Road to one-quarter mile south of the Davison/Sanborn County Line on Monday, April 30.


Spring load Restriction Release #7
Effective at 9 a.m. MDT, April 24, 2018, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be removed from the road segments shown in the table below.

Highway 18 Reconstruction Begins Near Mission
Work began Monday, April 23, on the reconstruction of Highway 18 from the Highway 83 junction east 1,000 feet and on Highway 83 for about one mile south of the same junction near Mission.


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.