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South Dakota Department of Transportation Receives STC Funding for Key Rail Service Projects
The FRA recently announced that $4 million was granted for three projects in two states under the Fiscal Year 2021 Special Transportation Circumstances (STC) program.


Natural Gas Line Installation Scheduled on U.S. Highway 18 Near Canton
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says Northern Natural Gas will be installing a new natural gas line and removing an old line on U.S. Highway 18, four miles west of Canton.

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


State Railroad Board Seeking STC Grant Applications
In preparation for the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on the availability of Special Transportation Circumstance (STC) Grant funding, the State Railroad board is soliciting applications for the FY2022 funding allocation.

Construction Moves into Next Phase on U.S. Highway 212 Project in Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the contractor, J & J Earthworks, Inc., will switch traffic to begin phase two (part B) on the U.S. Highway 212 construction project, between 14th Street East and 19th Street East on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.


Westbound Passing Lane Closure at I-90/I-29 Interchange Planned
The Mitchell Region Bridge Crew will be completing repairs on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to the bridge deck on westbound Interstate 90 at the I-90/I-29 interchange, Exit 396.


Lane Shift Planned for 20th Street Interchange Bridge Project on I-29 through Brookings
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the construction of the 20th Street Interchange Bridge Structure on Interstate 29 near Brookings is scheduled to move back to the east half of the structure for finish work on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

SDDOT Seeks Public Input for Proposed S.D. Highway 37 Reconstruction Project Near Huron
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a public meeting open house on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to inform area residents of the proposed reconstruction project on S.D. Highway 37 from S.D. Highway 28 and south 12 miles.


Bridge Demolition to Begin on 60th Street Bridge over Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that bridge demolition will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, for the 60th Street Bridge over Interstate 229 just south of the Interstate 90/229 interchange.


Lane Shift Planned for 41st Street DDI Construction Project in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the traffic pattern on 41st Street between Marion Road and Meadow Avenue will change beginning Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.


SDDOT Seeks Public Input for I-90/U.S. Highway 85 Spearfish Rest Area/Welcome Center Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the South Dakota Department of Tourism and Stantec Consulting, will hold an open house public meeting at Spearfish City Hall, located at 625 N. 5th St. in Spearfish, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.


Rail CRISI Funds Available for Fiscal Year 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to announce the availability of over $1.4 billion in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) Grant funding.

Ditch Grading Project Scheduled on S.D. Highway 89 in Custer
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin a ditch grading project on S.D. Highway 89 starting Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.


Bank Stabilization Project Scheduled on U.S. Highway 16 in Hill City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin a bank stabilization project on U.S. Highway 16 starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.


U.S. Highway 81 Opening Ahead of Schedule South of Arlington
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) plans to reopen the section of U.S. Highway 81 between mile markers 112 and 114 (south of Arlington) on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Highway 81 is opening approximately two weeks ahead of the originally scheduled mid-September date.


Intersection Closure Scheduled for Nesbitt Drive and U.S. Highway 12 in Edmunds County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will be closing Nesbitt Drive at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 in Edmunds County at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.


Temporary Ramp Closures Planned on Interstate 29 at Exit 71 (Harrisburg)
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, the Sioux Falls maintenance crews will be completing asphalt work on the bridge ends at exit 71 (Harrisburg) on Interstate 29.


Local Government Bridge Project Recipients Announced for Federal Bridge Program
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded funding for 12 local bridge projects through the federal bridge program totaling approximately $6.8 million at the Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, meeting in Pierre. This federal bridge program was established by Congress to provide funding for highway bridge replacement, rehabilitation, preservation, protection, and construction projects on public roads.

Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 44 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $2.4 million at the Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, meeting in Pierre.


Intersection Closures at Madelyn and Meadow Avenues Scheduled for 41st Street DDI Construction Project in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that starting Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, the intersections at 41st Street with Madelyn and Meadow Avenues will be closed for approximately five days as crews prepare and place concrete. Both intersections are scheduled to reopen at the end of the workday on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.


Road Closure Scheduled for U.S. Highway 18 Project Between Pickstown and Lake Andes
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work will begin on a bridge structure replacement and roadway reconstruction on U.S. Highway 18 near the Northpoint Recreation Area.


Traffic to be Reduced to One Lane in Both Directions on Pierre/Fort Pierre Bridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that traffic over the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge, connecting Pierre and Fort Pierre, will be reduced to one lane in both directions for the next several months.


SDDOT to Hold Public Meeting for Current and Future Projects on S.D. Highway 22 in Hamlin County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a public meeting open house on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at 6 p.m. to inform area residents about the current and future improvements for S.D. Highway 22 in Hamlin County.


Phase One Complete on U.S. Highway 212 Construction Project in Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the contractor, J & J Earthworks, Inc., will open remaining sections of phase one on U.S. Highway 212 to thru traffic west of 11th Street East on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. Local project detour signage will be removed after the reopening of this section of Highway 212 is complete.

Six Mile Road at S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) Intersection to Open in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that Six Mile Road at the S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) intersection will be opened to traffic from 26th Street to Madison Street beginning Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.


Temporary Intersection Closures and Marion Road Reopening Scheduled for 41st Street DDI Project in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that temporary road closures are scheduled as part of the 41st Street Diverging Diamond (DDI) construction project in Sioux Falls.

2022 Sturgis Rally Final Vehicle Counts
Final vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, have been tallied.

ADA Curb, Ramp, and Sidewalk Upgrades to Continue on S.D. Highway 40 in Keystone
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin ADA curb, ramp, and sidewalk upgrades on S.D. Highway 40 starting Monday, Aug. 22, 2022.


S.D. Highway 273 Road Closure Scheduled for Box Culvert Repair Work in Lyman County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that a construction project to repair two box culverts on S.D. Highway 273 in Lyman County was recently awarded by the Transportation Commission. This construction project includes the repair of two reinforced box culverts.

SDDOT Receives Federal RAISE Grant for Reconstruction of U.S. Highway 12 in Corson County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) was recently awarded a $21.4 million Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) Grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The RAISE Grant is designated for the regrading and reconstruction of approximately nine miles of U.S. Highway 12 in South Dakota between Morristown and Watauga in Corson County.

State Agencies Collaborate to Launch Broadband Service Provider Notification List
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) recently launched an initiative to increase awareness and cooperation between state government and broadband service providers.


Interstate 90 Exit 37 Reconstruction Project to Continue Near Sturgis
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the second phase of a four-phase project to reconstruct the exit 37 interchange on Interstate 90, near Sturgis, will begin Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

2022 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Seven
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, are available and will be updated daily.


Madelyn Avenue Temporary Intersection Closure Scheduled for DDI Construction Project in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, the north side of the intersection at 41st St. and Madelyn Avenue will be temporarily closed for storm sewer work.

2022 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Six
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, are available and will be updated daily.

Work to Begin at the Intersection of Omaha Street and Cambell Street in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work at the intersection of Omaha Street and Cambell Street in Rapid City is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.


2022 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Five
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, are available and will be updated daily.

Milling and Asphalt Paving to Begin on U.S. Highway 12 and S.D. Highway 20 in Mobridge Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that work will begin Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, on an asphalt resurfacing project planned for U.S. Highway 12 from two miles south of Selby to Mobridge and on S.D. Highway 20 from the junction with U.S. Highway 12 to two miles east of Trail City.


2022 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Four
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, are available and will be updated daily.

U.S. Highway 18 Road Closure Planned Near Menno
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) advises travelers of an upcoming road closure on U.S. Highway 18 from the James River to the west edge of Menno beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

Local Road Closure Planned in Brookings as part of Interstate 29 Interchange Project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the contractors for the 20th Street Interchange project and the Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) watermain utility project will issue a joint closure at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 20th Street South, beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.


2022 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Three
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 82nd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 5-14, 2022, are available and will be updated daily.


Terry Avenue Temporary Intersection Closure Scheduled for 41st Street DDI Construction Project in Sioux Falls
On Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, the north side of the intersection at 41st Street and Terry Avenue will be temporarily closed for underground utility work. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the workday.

Culvert Work Scheduled on SD. Highway 15 East of Wilmot
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that culvert replacement at the intersection of S.D. Highway 15 and 473rd Avenue, approximately six miles east of Wilmot, will start on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022.


Resurfacing Work to Begin on S.D. Highway 53 in Tripp County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says resurfacing work is scheduled to begin soon on S.D. Highway 53 in Tripp County. The construction project on Highway 53 extends from the U.S. Highway 18 junction southward for 16 miles.


SDDOT Seeks Public Input for Development of State Freight Plan
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is seeking public input into the development of the State’s Freight Plan. The Plan identifies freight contributions to the State’s economy, provides recommendations for strategic improvements, guides freight-related investments, and supports the vision and goals of the National Freight Network.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Scheduled in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton area, beginning the week of Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.


Striping Work Planned for 6th Street and 22nd Avenue Intersection in Brookings
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the region striping crew will be installing thermoplastic pavement marking at the intersection of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue in Brookings during the evening hours of Monday, Aug. 1, 2022


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Scheduled in Northwestern South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin chip seal and fog seal applications on U.S. Highway 12, S.D. Highway 73, S.D. Highway 168, and U.S. Highway 85 starting Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Planned 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 beginning Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Progress Continues on John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge Project in Pierre/Ft. Pierre
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that significant progress continues on the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge, which connects the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre.

Signal Work Scheduled for U.S. Highway 12 and Melgaard Road in Aberdeen
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will begin signal work on U.S. Highway 12 and Melgaard Road on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.


SDDOT Seeks Public Input for Interstate 29 (Exit 86-Renner/Crooks) Interchange Modification Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Minnehaha County, City of Crooks, City of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls MPO, and the Federal Highway Administration, will hold a public meeting open house on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jefferson High School (1600 N. Marion Road in Sioux Falls) to inform area residents of the preliminary concepts for the Interstate 29 Exit 86 (Renner/Crooks) Interchange Modification Study.


Traffic Signal Changes Scheduled at Lazelle Street and 8th Street in Sturgis
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and the City of Sturgis have determined that the traffic signal at Lazelle Street and 8th Street is no longer necessary.

Pavement Marking Project Scheduled for U.S. Highway 12 in Aberdeen
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says a pavement marking project is scheduled to begin on U.S. Highway 12 from U.S. Highway 281 to Melgaard Road in Aberdeen on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Construction Project Planned for Interstate 90 at Hartford Exit
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will begin construction work on Interstate 90 adjacent to the Hartford exit (387) beginning the week of Monday, July 25, 2022.

Asphalt Crack Sealing Projects Scheduled in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says asphalt crack sealing applications will be applied to several highways in the Yankton area beginning Monday, July 25, 2022.


Closure Planned at East 10th Street in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that East 10th Street will be closed to traffic from S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) to North Tumble Creek Circle beginning Monday, July 25, 2022.

Pavement Projects Scheduled to Begin in Sioux Falls Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that work will begin today on various routes in and around Sioux Falls.


SDDOT in Search of Borrow Material Providers for S.D. Highway 15 Project South of Clear Lake
In 2024, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) plans to administer a construction project on S.D. Highway 15 from Clear Lake south to S.D. Highway 28 west of Toronto. The purpose of this project is to enhance the safety and function of the roadway through grading, shoulder widening, replacing culverts, and improving sight distances.

Closure Planned at S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) at Six Mile Road Intersection in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) will be closed to through traffic from the Six Mile Road intersection to East 26th Street beginning Wednesday, July 20, 2022.


Temporary Lane Closure Scheduled for Shared Use Path Construction in Box Elder
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says construction of a shared use path in Box Elder will require a temporary lane closure on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19, 2022. The lane closure will be on N. Ellsworth Rd. between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Scheduled for Sioux Falls Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Sioux Falls area of the state. The chip seal will begin on Monday, July 25, 2022.


Public Meeting and Road Closure Scheduled for S.D Highway 46 Reconstruction Project Near Irene
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that due to constructability issues with the traffic diversions, S.D. Highway 46 will be closed to through traffic on approximately Thursday, July 21, 2022. This is a process change from previously released information.

Foam Jacking Projects Scheduled for Southwest South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews are scheduled to begin foam jacking projects at various locations throughout southwestern South Dakota.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Scheduled to Begin in Hughes, Stanley, and Sully Counties
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal projects are scheduled to begin on S.D. Highway 204 and S.D. Highway 1804 in the Pierre Area. Crews will begin chip seal and fog seal projects on Monday, July 18, 2022.


Local Road Closures Planned in Brookings as part of Interchange Project on Interstate 29
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that the contractor for the Brookings Municipal Utilities (BMU) watermain utility project, being constructed simultaneously with the 20th Street Interchange on Interstate 29, will initiate a 30-day closure at the intersection of 34th Avenue and 20th Street South beginning on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.


Emergency Repairs Scheduled for Median Crossover on Interstate 29 Construction Project in Brookings
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that emergency repairs to the median crossover within the construction zone on Interstate 29 are scheduled for Friday, July 8, 2022, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Structure Work to Begin on S.D. Highway 46 Near Irene
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that work will begin during the week of July 11, 2022, on two box culvert sites as part of the S.D. Highway 46 reconstruction project.


SDDOT Seeks Public Input for U.S. Highway 385 Shoulder Widening and Intersection Modification Project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a public meeting open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the Rimrock Community Center, Johnson Siding 12270 W. S.D. Highway 44 in Rapid City.

Construction to Begin on Southbound S.D. Highway 37 in Sanborn County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work will begin on the southbound lanes of S.D. Highway 37 from the S.D. Highway 34 junction (four miles east of Woonsocket) to the intersection of S.D. Highway 224 (Alpena Road).


Lane Shift Planned for 41st Street on Sioux Falls DDI Construction Project
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, two-way traffic on 41st Street (between Marion Road and Meadow Avenue) will shift south to the newly-paved lanes as crews work on 41st Street for roadway removals.

Closure Planned for Utility Work on S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) Project in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that S.D. Highway 42 (Arrowhead Parkway) will be closed to traffic from East 10th Street to East 26th Street beginning Monday, July 11, 2022.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Scheduled to Begin in Aberdeen Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin chip seal and fog seal projects on several highways in the Aberdeen Area beginning Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Culvert Work Scheduled for S.D. Highway 15 through Wilmot
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that culvert work will begin the first week of July on S.D. Highway 15 through Wilmot from the Grant/Roberts County line to old Highway 81.


SDDOT Reminds Boaters to be Aware of Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge Construction Work Zone
As work on the new Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge continues, the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) reminds boaters to be aware of the work zone.

Lane Reduction and Road Closure Planned for Marion Road as part of Sioux Falls DDI Construction Project
he South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that Marion Road, between 41st Street and 39th Street, will be reduced to three lanes from Wednesday, July 6 through Monday July, 11, 2022, in preparation for road reconstruction.

SDDOT Encouraging Public Participation in Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Meetings
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will offer in-person and virtual public presentations for the Tentative 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).