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Traffic Signal Project to Begin in Mitchell
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work for the installation of traffic lights and signals will begin on Monday, April 26, 2021.

SDDOT Promotes 2021 Work Zone Awareness Week: Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is a national public awareness campaign designed to spread the vital message that we are all responsible for work zone safety


SDDOT Seeks Public Input for Proposed Project to Reconstruct U.S. Highway 18 from S.D. Highway 391 to West of Martin
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a virtual public meeting until May 14, 2021, to inform and obtain comments from area residents on the proposed project to reconstruct U.S. Highway 18 from S.D. Highway 391 to west of Martin.


Spring Load Limit Restrictions - Press Release #7
Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segments shown in the table below. Effective dates are included in the table.


SDDOT Reminds Citizens that Interstate Hay Permits are Available Now
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds people that Interstate Highway Right-of-Way Mowing Permits are available for land that abuts Interstate 90 or Interstate 29.


Construction Begins on S.D. Highway 48 and S.D. Highway 11
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that work will begin Monday, April 12, 2021, on an asphalt resurfacing project near Alcester.

Milling and Asphalt Paving Begins on S.D. Highway 46 West of Beresford
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction begins this week on S. D. Highway 46 running west of the Interstate 29 exit to the S.D. Highway 19 intersection.


U.S. Highway 16 Reopened from Wyoming Border to Custer with No Travel Advised
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 16 has reopened from the Wyoming border to Custer. No travel is still advised on this section of U.S. Highway 16 due to heavy snow and near zero visibility.

U.S. Highway 16 Closed from Wyoming Border to Custer
The South Dakota Department of Transportation alerts travelers that U.S. Highway 16 will be closed immediately to thru traffic from the Wyoming border to Custer, due to a truck that has become jackknifed in the road.

2021 SPRING LOAD RESTRICTIONS - PRESS RELEASE #6
Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segments shown in the table below. Effective dates are included in the table.


U.S. Highway 16A (Iron Mountain Road) Reopening Plans
South Dakota Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway16A (Iron Mountain Road) is reopening for public travel at 7 p.m. MT on Friday, April 2, 2021.


Interstate 29 (Tea) Exit 73 and Lincoln County Road 106 Interchange Construction Begins
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction begins on Tuesday April 6, 2021 on Lincoln County Road 106 at the Interstate 29 interchange, exit #73, for the addition of acceleration/deceleration lanes and widening on the north ramps.

Milling and Asphalt Paving to Begin Between Blunt and Harrold on U.S. Highway 14
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that work will begin Monday, April 5, 2021, on an asphalt resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 14 from three miles east of Blunt to three miles east of Harrold.

Urban Reconstruction to Begin in Gettysburg
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin reconstructing U.S. Highway 212 in Gettysburg on Monday, April 5, 2021.

S.D. Highway 44 Reopened West of Rapid City
South Dakota Department of Transportation says S.D. Highway 44 has reopened west of Rapid City between Norris Peak Road at Johnson Siding and Chapel Lane.

SDDOT Seeks Nominations for Transportation Hall of Honor
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is accepting nominations for review and consideration for induction into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor.

Construction Begins on S.D. Highway 50 Bypass in City of Vermillion
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says construction on the S.D. Highway 50 bypass in the city of Vermillion is scheduled to start on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.


S.D. Highway 244 Reopening Plans
South Dakota Department of Transportation says that S.D. Highway 244 will reopen to public traffic at midnight (12 a.m.) on April 1, 2021.

Load testing of I-90 bridge over Dolan Creek Road in Sturgis to continue through Thursday, April 1, 2021
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will continue to load test the Interstate 90 westbound bridge over Dolan Creek Road in Sturgis through Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Eastbound Interstate 90 Reconstruction Begins East of Belvidere
Complete Concrete Inc. began construction on Eastbound Interstate 90 from the town of Belvidere, S.D. for 11 miles to the east.

Construction Begins on S.D. Highway 46 East of the City of Irene
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin shoulder and grade construction on S.D. Highway 46 from the east side of Irene to the intersection of S.D. Highways 19 South and 19A on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.


Transportation Alternative (TA) Projects Awarded by South Dakota Transportation Commission
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded ten Transportation Alternatives (TA) projects totaling $3.7 million for communities across the state

Concrete Pavement Repair Projects Begin in the Mitchell Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says concrete pavement repair will be done on four routes in the Mitchell Area. The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order below:


S.D. Highway 44 Closed West of Rapid City Due to Wildfire
South Dakota Department of Transportation alerts travelers that due to a wildfire, S.D. Highway 44 is closed west of Rapid City between Norris Peak Road at Johnson Siding and Chappell Lane.

U.S. Highway 16A (Iron Mountain Road) Closed Due to Wildfire
South Dakota Department of Transportation alerts travelers that due to a wildfire, U.S. Highway16A (Iron Mountain Road) from S.D. Highway 244 to S.D. Highway 36 is closed immediately.

2021 SPRING LOAD RESTRICTIONS - PRESS RELEASE #5
Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segments shown in the table. Effective dates are included in the table.

Construction Begins on S.D. Highway 15 in Deuel and Grant County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin construction on S.D. Highway 15 from U.S. 212 north toward S.D. Highway 20.

S.D. Highway 52 Road Closure Begins in April between S.D. Highways 37 and 50
South Dakota Department of Transportation says the reconstruction and road closure of S.D. Highway 52 between S.D. Highway 37 to the S.D. Highway 50 junction begins on Monday, April 5, 2021.


Interstate 90 Construction Begins in McCook County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin reconstruction of Interstate 90 eastbound lanes from Salem to Humboldt in April.

Load testing of I-90 bridge over Dolan Creek Road in Sturgis to begin next week
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin load testing the Interstate 90 westbound bridge over Dolan Creek Road in Sturgis on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.


Construction Begins on S.D. Highway 28
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin construction on S.D. Highway 28 from 7 miles west of Lake Norden to U.S. Highway 81 on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Interstate 29 Northbound Construction Begins in Roberts County in April
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin construction on Interstate 29 northbound lanes from MRM 224 (Peever Exit) to MRM 239 (north of Sisseton) on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Concrete Surface Repairs to Begin on U.S. Highway 16B at Rapid Creek Bridge
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on westbound U.S. Highway 16B at the Rapid Creek Bridge will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021.


2021 SPRING LOAD RESTRICTION - PRESS RELEASE #4
Spring Load Limit Restrictions will be REMOVED from the road segments shown in the table below. Effective dates are included in the table.

Construction to Begin on U.S. Highway 14 between Wall and Cottonwood
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work on a 15-mile section of U.S. Highway 14 approximately two miles east of Wall will begin on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Construction Begins on U.S. Highway 18 / U.S. Highway 385 North of Oelrichs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says 10 miles of work on U.S. Highway 18 / U.S. Highway 385 will begin Monday, March 29, 2021.This project had a two week delay due to recent snowstorms. The construction begins one-half mile north of Oelrichs and continues toward the Smithwick Road turn-off.


Construction to begin on S.D. Highway 19 through Parker
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin work on S.D. Highway 19 from S.D. Highway 42 to the 277th Street intersection on Monday, April 5, 2021.


Winner Reconstruction Begins in March
The Winner Area office of the South Dakota Department of Transportation says that the reconstruction of U.S. Highway 18 and the U.S. Highway18/S.D. Highway 44 junction is scheduled to start Monday, March 29, 2021.


U.S. Highway 83 Reconstruction to begin
Foothills Contracting Inc. will begin construction on U.S. Highway 83 from the town of White River, S.D. for 11 miles to the White River.


Interstate 90, Exit 59 Westbound Temporary Ramp Closure in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 90 westbound exit ramp at Exit 59 will be closed from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 18, 2021, to all vehicle traffic. Westbound motorists are requested to use Exit 58 as an alternate route.


Construction to begin on U.S. Highway 18 through Canton
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin pavement repair work on S.D. Highway 18 from 479th Avenue to 483rd Avenue on Monday, March 15, 2021.


Transportation Funding Allows Counties and Cities to Prioritize Local Transportation Needs
The South Dakota Transportation Commission approved over $36 million in funding allocations to counties and class 1 cities throughout South Dakota at their meeting held on February 25, 2021.

Bridge Replacement begins on Highway 20 in Harding County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin replacing three structures this week on Highway 20 in Harding County.


Highway 52 Reconstruction between Highway 37 and 50
Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation say the reconstruction of the Highway 52 from Highway 37 to Highway 50 junction began on March 1, 2021.


Construction Beginning on U.S. Highway 18 / U.S. Highway 385 North of Oelrichs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says 10 miles of work on U.S. Highway 18 / U.S. Highway 385 will begin Monday, March 15, 2021. The construction begins one-half mile north of Oelrichs and continues toward the Smithwick Road turnoff.

Guardrail Work to Begin on I-90 Near Whitewood
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says on Monday, March 15, 2021, guardrail work will resume on I-90 in the eastbound and westbound lanes at mile markers 23, 25, and 27 near Whitewood.

Meade County Culvert Repair and Replacement Work Begins
South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) crews will begin installing and repairing culverts in Meade County this week.


SDDOT Snowplows Named
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) rolled out South Dakota’s first ever Name the Snowplow Contest in mid-January.


2021 Spring Load Restrictions - #1 Amended
Effective at 9 a.m. CST, March 1, 2021, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segment(s) and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below.

Bridge Improvement Grant Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 26 Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Replacement Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $15 million at the recent commission meeting in Pierre.


SINGING BRIDGE ON HIGHWAY 1806 WEST OF MOBRIDGE NOW OPEN TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
The Highway 1806 bridge, known as the “singing bridge”, west of Mobridge and north of Highway 12 over the Grand River, is now open to vehicular traffic.

Department of Transportation Receives Federal Funds for Local Bridges
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has received an apportionment of Federal Highway Infrastructure Program funds to be used for bridges throughout the state.


State Finalizes Sale of MRC Rail Line
On Feb. 17, 2021, the South Dakota State Railroad Board authorized the South Dakota Department of Transportation to sell the rail line from Mitchell to Rapid City (MRC) to Ringneck and Western Railroad, L.L.C. for $13 million.


I-90 Exit 59 (N LaCrosse Street) Construction Project
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the Interstate 90 eastbound on-ramp at Haines Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.


Rahn Lake Road Bridge Replacement Work to Start in Tripp County
The Winner Area office of the South Dakota Department of Transportation announces the bridge replacement on Rahn Lake Road is scheduled to start Feb. 22, 2021.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input for Proposed Project to Reconstruct Highway 28 from Estelline to Highway 15
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a virtual public meeting until March 5 to inform and obtain comments from area residents on the proposed project to reconstruct Highway 28 from Estelline to Highway 15.


South Dakota Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the US16 Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Rapid City, Pennington County, and the Rapid City Area MPO, will hold an online public meeting to present transportation improvement scenarios developed for the US16 Corridor Study from January 30, 2021 through February 28, 2021.


Proposed Spring Load Restrictions for 2021
Spring Load Restrictions in South Dakota can be placed on state and county highways and roads between Feb. 15 – April 30, 2021.


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input for Proposed Project to Reconstruct SD Highway 37 in Huron
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a virtual public meeting until February 5 to inform and obtain comments from area residents on the proposed project to reconstruct SD Highway 37 from 9th St. South to 3rd St. North in Huron.