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Highway 18 Reconstruction to Resume

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Contact: Rodney Gall, Gregory Rothschadl, or Kevin Heiman (605) 668-2929


HURLEY, S.D. – South Dakota Department of Transportation officials advise the reconstruction of Highway 18 between highways 81 and 19 will resume on March 11, 2019.


Contractors will be reconstructing the highway roadway and drainage structures. Work involves grading the embankment, replacing pipe culverts, reconstructing box culverts and a bridge, placement of an interim surface and permanent roadway signing.


The roadway is closed and thru traffic is being detoured. Drivers wanting to continue on Highway 18 or north on I-29 will be detoured on highways 81 and 44. Traffic travelling south on I-29 is detoured on highways 81 and 46. Access to adjacent property will be maintained during the project. 


Bowes Construction, Inc. of Brookings is the prime contractor of the $17.48 million project.


Work on this 2-year project is anticipated to be completed in late summer of 2019.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd, download the SDDOT 511 app or dial 5-1-1.