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Highway 85 Bridge Work at Belle Fourche

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, March 28, 2019

Contact: Matt Church, 605-892-2872


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. – Crews are scheduled to begin bridge repair work at the following locations along Highway 85 near Belle Fourche starting the week of April 8, 2019.


  • Belle Fourche River – In Belle Fourche
  • Crow Creek – 2.7 miles north of Belle Fourche
  • Owl Creek – 11.6 miles north of Belle Fourche
  • Indian Creek – 16.8 miles north of Belle Fourche


Crews will be making repairs to the bridge decks, updating the guardrail and placing asphalt surfacing. An 11-foot width restriction will be in place at all four locations.


Traffic on Highway 85, north of Belle Fourche, will be reduced to one lane at each bridge site and controlled with temporary traffic signals. Traffic on the Belle Fourche River bridge will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes.


Motorists are asked to slow down in work zones and be prepared for suddenly slowing and stopped traffic, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.


The prime contractor on this $1.4 million project is PCi Roads, LLC from St. Michael, Minnesota.


The overall completion date for the project is July 19, 2019.


Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 511.


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