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Culvert and Erosion Control Work

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Contact: Matt Church, 605-892-2872


STURGIS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a culvert repair and erosion control project on highways in the western part of the state on Thursday, April 4.


Work will progress as follows:

  • Highway 79 - mile marker 111.24, 500 feet north of the 34/79 intersection
  • Highway 79 - mile marker 113.00, 2.4 miles north of the 34/79 intersection
  • Highway 79 - mile marker 129.00, 3.6 miles south of Newell
  • Highway 79 - mile marker 140.00, 8.2 miles north of Newell
  • Highway 73 - mile marker 226.00, 3.7 miles south of Shadehill
  • Highway 85 - mile marker 147.00, 0.6 miles north of Ludlow
  • Highway 85 - mile marker 150.00, 3.5 miles north of Ludlow


This project will have minimal impact on traffic through the work zones, with most work occurring outside the shoulders and occasional lane closures.


When a lane does have to be closed, traffic will be directed through the work zones with the use of flaggers. Motorists can expect up to 15-minute delays, suddenly slowing and stopped traffic, an uneven or rough surface, and construction equipment and workers adjacent to the roadway.


The prime contractor on this $938,600 project is Mainline Contracting, Inc. from Rapid City. 


Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1.



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