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U.S. Highway 212 Work Set to Restart in Watertown
Reede Construction will start the remaining work on Highway 212 between Highway 20 and Highway 81 in Watertown on Wednesday, April 8.

Construction of Highway 10 in Sisseton Resuming
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on Highway 10 in Sisseton will resume on Monday, April 6, depending on weather.

Highway 50 Reconstruction East of Vermillion to Begin
Starting Monday, April 13, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin work on Highway 50 from Interstate 29 to Vermillion.


Construction to Begin on Highway 42
Starting Monday, April 13, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin construction on Highway 42 from just west of 453rd Avenue to 469th Avenue (Tea/Ellis Road) in Sioux Falls.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 16
Effective at Noon MDT, April 3, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 15
Effective at Noon CDT, April 1, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.


Construction to Resume on Highway 115
Starting Monday, April 6, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will resume work on Highway 115 from 85th Street to Cardinal Place just south of 271st Street (Lincoln County Highway 106).

Intersection Improvements on Highways 16 and 79
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to improve intersections on highways 16 and 79 in Rapid City has begun.


HILL CITY STREETSCAPE PROJECT RESUMES
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to make repairs to Main Street in Hill City will resume today, Monday, March 30.


Highway 81 Concrete Pavement Repairs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be placing lane closures and stop signs at various locations on Highway 81 from Arlington north to the Highway 28 junction on Monday, March 30.


Eastbound I-90 Lane Closure at Exit 402
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be placing a lane closure in the eastbound passing lane on I-90 near Exit 402 in Sioux Falls on Tuesday, March 24.

Federal Grants Awarded for Rail Projects
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has learned that four grant requests have been approved to receive Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant awards.


SD 46 Reconstruction Project Public Information Meeting Cancelled
The in person Open House/Public Meeting that was Scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the SD Army National Guard Armory for the proposed SDDOT project to Reconstruct SD Hwy 46 through Wagner has been CANCELLED.


SD Highway 10 Public Open House In-person Meeting Cancelled
The in person Open House/Public Meeting that was Scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Britton Event Center for the proposed SDDOT project to Shoulder Widen SD Hwy 10 from Houghton to Britton has been CANCELLED.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 14
Effective at 10 a.m. CDT, March 18, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 13
Effective at 11 a.m. CDT, March 16, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.


Highway 16A Surfacing Project in Keystone to Begin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a milling and resurfacing project on Highway 16A in Keystone will be beginning Monday, March 23, 2020.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 12
Effective at Noon CDT, March 13, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 11
Effective at 11 a.m. MDT, March 12, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will change for the road segments listed below. The restrictions are in place for excessive road break-up, rutting and heaving caused by high moisture in Fall 2019.

Highway 385 Ditch Closure Being Proposed South of Lead
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is proposing to close a segment of the ditch along U.S. Highway 385 in Lawrence County to off-road vehicles.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 10
This replaces the release sent on Feb. 27, 2020 as #5. U.S. Highway 81 has been updated to 6 Ton/Axle on March 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. CDT.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 4 Amended (SD45)
Updates SD 45 from US 212 to US 14 to 7 Tons/Axle

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 9
Effective at 1 p.m. CDT, March 9, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segment shown in the table below.


Highway 87 Closed for Culvert Repair
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed Highway 87 at the junction of Highway 16, south of Hill City.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 8
Effective at 11 a.m. MST, March 4, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 7 - Edited
Effective at 11 a.m. MST, March 3, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 6
Effective at 1 p.m. CST, March 2, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


Highway 52 Grading Project from Tabor to Springfield Delayed
South Dakota Department of Transportation officials say the reconstruction of Highway 52 from Tabor to Springfield will be delayed from a 2020 construction year to 2021.

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 27 Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $14 million to local governments at their meeting today in Pierre.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 4
Effective at 10 a.m. CST, March 2, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.


ADA Upgrades to Begin on Mt Rushmore Road
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says ADA sidewalk upgrades at the intersections of Main Street, St. Joseph Street, and Kansas City Street on Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020.


SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 3
Effective at 10 a.m. CST, Feb. 28, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE 2
Effective at 1 p.m. CST, Feb. 25, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION PRESS RELEASE #1
Effective at 10 a.m. CST, Feb. 27, 2020, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Storm Moving Into Western SD to Create Travel Difficulties
Officials are cautioning travelers that a winter storm currently making its way into South Dakota, will likely make travel difficult in the western and central parts of the state, especially the Black Hills, this afternoon through Tuesday.

Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-229 Exit 9 (Benson Road) Interchange Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Sioux Falls Water Reclamation Facility, 4500 North Sycamore Avenue.


Culvert Work in Harding, Butte, Meade & Perkins Counties
Starting next week, Feb. 24, crews will begin installing and repairing culverts in Harding, Butte, Meade, and Perkins counties.


Portion of Highway 10 Closing for Bridge Replacement
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin bridge replacement work on Highway 10 from Leola to Highway 281 on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.


PROPOSED SPRING LOAD RESTRICTIONS FOR 2020
Spring Load Restrictions in South Dakota can be placed on state highways between Feb. 15 – April 30, 2020.


U.S. Highway 212 set to open in Watertown
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says contractor Reede Construction will open the remaining portion of Highway 212 in Watertown, including the recently constructed Big Sioux River Bridge, on Thursday, Feb. 6.


Department of Transportation & Hughes County Seek Public Input into the Hughes County Master Transportation Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Hughes County, will hold two public open houses as part of the Hughes County Master Transportation Plan. These open house public meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:


Highway 81 Open South of Arlington
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says Highway 81, four miles south of Arlington through Twin Lakes, has reopened to traffic after being closed for several months due to significant flooding in the eastern part of the state in 2019.


I-90 and I-29 Open No Travel Advised Across Most of Eastern SD
The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety have opened the closed portions of Interstate 90 and Interstate 29 in both directions.


Portions of I-90 and I-29 Closing at 7 p.m. CST
The South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are advising motorists that portions of Interstates 29 and 90 will be closing at 7 p.m. CST (Friday, Jan. 17).


Signal Repair at Elk Vale Road and Concourse Drive in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of transportation says a signal pole at the intersection of Elk Vale Road (U.S.16B) and Concourse Drive was struck by a motorist early Saturday morning.