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SDDOT Reminds Landowners to Remove Hay Bales from the Right of Way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds landowners hay remaining in highway ditches needs to be removed. The bales must be removed to ensure road safety in the coming months.

SDDOT Seeks Public Input into the U.S. Highway 14A/S.D. Highway 34 (Lazelle Street) Corridor Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the city of Sturgis, Meade County, and the Federal Highway Administration, will hold a public meeting open house from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.

Bridge Maintenance Work to Begin on I-90 at I-29 and I-229
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a bridge crew will be performing work on Interstate 90 beginning Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, through Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.


Ramp Closure Scheduled for 12th Street and Interstate 29 North in Sioux Falls
The northbound on-ramp to Interstate 29 from westbound 12th Street in Sioux Falls is scheduled for closure beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021.

Section of S.D. Highway 79 Closed Northeast of Belle Fourche
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that S.D. Highway 79 is closed from the junction of S.D. Highway 168 (mile marker 150) to the junction of S.D. Highway 20 (mile marker 199). This 49-mile road closure is in place until further notice.


Asphalt and Curb and Gutter Repair Work Underway on S.D. Highway 71
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews have begun asphalt and curb and gutter repair work on S.D. Highway 71 this week. The project starts south of Hot Springs and runs for one mile.

Interstate 90 Reopening From Rapid City to Wyoming Border Wed., Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. (MT)
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says officials will reopen eastbound and westbound Interstate 90 today (Wednesday) from Rapid City to the Wyoming state line beginning at 2 p.m. (MT).


Interstate 90 Closing From Rapid City to Wyoming Border Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. (MT)
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says due to heavy snow and high winds, Interstate 90 will be closed both eastbound and westbound from Rapid City to the Wyoming state line beginning at 10 p.m. (MT).

Median Work on Interstate 90 at Exit 402
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work in the median on Interstate 90 at Exit 402 is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Lane closures will be in place in both the westbound and eastbound passing lanes between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to allow the contractor to complete their work.


Concrete Pavement Repair Scheduled for Interstate 229 Ramps in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says concrete pavement repair is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, on select on-ramps and off-ramps on Interstate 229.

Concrete Pavement Repair Underway on Interstate 90 in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says concrete pavement repair is underway on eastbound Interstate 90 between exit 396 (I-29) and exit 402 (Eros exit).


Work Scheduled in Southbound Passing Lane on Interstate 229 from Western Avenue to Louise Avenue in Sioux Falls
he South Dakota Department of Transportation says that sawing and sealing joints on southbound Interstate 229 is scheduled for the passing lanes at Exit 2 (Western Avenue) through Exit 1 (Louise Avenue), beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11. 2021.


Westbound Russell Street On-Ramp to Temporarily Close in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the westbound Russell Street to Interstate 29 northbound on-ramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.


Interstate 29 Guardrail Replacement Scheduled in Sioux Falls
Guardrail Improvements are scheduled on Interstate 29 just north of Interstate 90 at mile marker 84. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.


Asphalt & Subgrade Repair to Begin on U.S. Highway 18
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin asphalt and subgrade repair work on U.S. Highway 18 starting Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. The project will begin west of Hot Springs and run for one mile.

SDDOT Earns Performance Excellence Network (PEN) Honor
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) was recently honored by the Performance Excellence Network (PEN), the regional Baldrige-based program that serves South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

SDDOT Hosting Open House Public Meeting for Proposed Project to Reconstruct U.S. Highway 212 East of Redfield
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the proposed project to reconstruct U.S. Highway 212 from five miles east of Redfield to east of Frankfort.


Railroad Crossing Repair Work to Temporarily Close Brown County Highway 14
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company will begin railroad crossing repair work on Brown County Highway 14 in Aberdeen on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.

South Dakota Department of Transportation and Meade County Seek Public Input into Meade County Master Transportation Plan Study
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Meade County, will hold public open houses to gather public input for help in developing the update to the Meade County Master Transportation Plan.


Asphalt Crack Sealing to Begin in Northwest South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says asphalt crack seal work will begin on area routes in the northwest portion of the state, beginning Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.


Interstate 29 Crossroad Improvements Scheduled in Sioux Falls
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says improvements are scheduled for 319th Street where the road crosses over Interstate 29 at mile marker 24. Work will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021.


Concrete Spot Repair Work Begins in the Yankton Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says concrete spot repair work began this week in the Yankton area and will move from one project to the next.


Mill and Overlay Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 40
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a mill and overlay project on S.D. Highway 40 starting Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.


Lane Closures Planned for Interstate 229 in Sioux Falls
Starting Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, the South Dakota Department of Transportation says survey crews will be working on Interstate 229 between exit 5 (26th Street) and exit 6 (10th Street).

Erosion Repair Work to Begin on U.S. Highway 385, South of Deadwood
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says erosion repair work on a two-mile section of U.S. Highway 385, 17 miles south of Deadwood will begin on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.


Heartland Expressway Reopens North of Oelrichs
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says 10 miles of the Heartland Expressway on U.S. Highway 18/U.S. Highway 385, from one-half mile north of Oelrichs to the Smithwick Road turn off, will reopen to four lanes of travel on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

Median Repair to Begin on U.S. Highway 85 Between Spearfish and Belle Fourche
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says median repair work on U.S. Highway 85, south of Belle Fourche, will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

Keystone Wye Bridge Rehabilitation Project Underway
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews have begun a bridge rehabilitation project on the Keystone Wye bridges at the junction of U.S. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 16A.


Concrete Repair Work Begins on U.S. Highway 12 and Dakota Street Intersection in Aberdeen
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will begin concrete repair work at the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Dakota Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.


County-Wide Signing Project to Begin in Custer County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation with Brosz Engineering of Sturgis is administering a county-wide signing project for all county and city streets, and roads in Custer County.

SDDOT Hosting Open House Public Meeting for Interstate 90 – Exit 387 Reconstruction Project in Hartford
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the Interstate 90 – exit 387 reconstruction project. The open house is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hartford Area Fire Hall (305 S. St. in Hartford).


Temporary Lane Closure in Place on Interstate 90 in Rapid City
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 over the Maple Street bridge, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

High Friction Surface Treatment to be Applied in Rapid City Region
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be applying High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) on various routes in the Rapid City Region.


Rail CRISI and STC Grant Funds Available for Fiscal Year 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program and will be issuing a notice for the Special Transportation Circumstance (STC) Grants.


Interstate 90 Exit 402 Ramp Closure Planned
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that Interstate 90 exit 402 eastbound to northbound and westbound to southbound ramps will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.


Bridge Improvement Grant (BIG) Recipients Announced
The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded 33 Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG) totaling approximately $1.42 million at the Aug. 26 meeting in Pierre.


Construction Begins on Interstate 229 over Minnesota Avenue
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the southbound lanes on Interstate 229, over Minnesota Avenue, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Aug. 25.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 89
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin a chip seal and fog seal project on portions of S.D. Highway 89 starting Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. The project will begin at the intersection of U.S. Highway 385 in Pringle and head south for 15 miles.


Erosion Repair Work Scheduled on Interstate 90 Near Sturgis
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says erosion repair work along Interstate 90 near Sturgis (exits 30 and 32) will start on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.


AMENDED: S.D. Highway 87 to be Closed Through Portions of Wind Cave National Park
According to Wind Cave National Park, S.D. Highway 87 is closed from Rankin Ridge Road, mile marker 45, to the Centennial Trailhead, mile marker 41, through Oct. 12, 2021, due to maintenance on the Beaver Creek Arch Bridge and the Pigtail Bridge.

Pedestrian Crossing to be Installed on U.S. Highway 85 in Belle Fourche
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says pedestrian crossing installation on U.S. Highway 85 in Belle Fourche is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. The pedestrian crossing will be located north of the Butte County Courthouse.


SDDOT Project Wins 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Project Achievement Award
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) Veterans Parkway Project (Rice Street to Interstate 90) was chosen as the recipient of the 2021 American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) Project Achievement Award.

Foam Jacking Projects Scheduled for Southwest South Dakota
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews are scheduled to begin foam jacking projects at various locations throughout the southwestern section of South Dakota. The contractor will move from one project to the next in the scheduled following order:

South Dakota Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into Interstate 29 Exit 71 Interchange Modification Study
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with Lincoln County, the city of Harrisburg, city of Tea, the Sioux Falls MPO, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will hold a public open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in the Council Room of the Tea City Hall (600 E 1st Street).


2021 Sturgis Rally Final Vehicle Counts
Final vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021, have been tallied.

Asphalt Resurfacing Continues on S.D. Highway 34 and S.D. Highway 79
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews have begun asphalt resurfacing operations on S.D. Highway 79 between mile marker 118 and mile marker 130, seven miles north of Sturgis to the U.S. Highway 212 intersection. Asphalt resurfacing will also begin the week of Aug. 16, 2021, on S.D. Highway 34, in Sturgis between mile markers 36 and 39.


Asphalt Surfacing to Begin on S.D. Highway 20 in Perkins County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin asphalt resurfacing operations the week of Aug. 23, 2021, for 30 miles on S.D. Highway 20 from Prairie City to Meadow Corner.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin in Pierre Area
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Pierre area. The contractor will start on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.

2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Seven
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021 are updated daily.

Paving Operations to Begin on Interstate 229 Between Exit 2 (Western Avenue) and Exit 1 (Louise Avenue)
South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that beginning Tuesday, Aug. 17, crews will begin paving operations on Interstate 229 between exit 2 (Western Avenue) and exit 1 (Louise Avenue).

Interstate 90 Off-Ramp Closure Planned at Exit 390 (Buffalo Ridge) Near Hartford
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that a closure is planned for the westbound off-ramp at Exit 390 (Buffalo Ridge) on Interstate 90 near Hartford.


S.D. Highway 87 to be Closed Through Portions of Wind Cave National Park
According to Wind Cave National Park, S.D. Highway 87 will be closed starting on Aug. 16, 2021, through Oct. 12, 2021, due to maintenance on the Beaver Creek Arch Bridge (mile marker 41.3) and the Pigtail Bridge (mile marker 43.0).

2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Six
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021 are updated daily.


2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Five
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021, are available and will be updated daily.

Asphalt Paving to Begin on U.S. Highway 14 from Highway 1804 East to One Mile West of U.S. 83 Junction
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says work will begin Friday, Aug. 13, on an asphalt resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 14 from approximately Highway 1804 east to one mile west of the junction of U.S. 14 and U.S. 83 (mile markers 230 to 245).


2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Four
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021, are available and will be updated daily.


2021 Sturgis Rally Vehicle Count - Through Day Three
Vehicle traffic counts from the South Dakota Department of Transportation for vehicles entering Sturgis for the 81st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 6-15, 2021, are available and will be updated daily.


Temporary Road Closure Scheduled for U.S. Highway 83
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says Foothills Contracting, Inc. will be closing U.S. Highway 83 on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, for the installation of pipe and to backfill over the additional sections of the box culvert.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Begin 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 beginning this week.


Highway 1806 “Singing Bridge” Reopens to All Traffic
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that permanent repairs to the “Singing Bridge” on S.D. Highway 1806 over the Grand River have been completed and the bridge has reopened to all traffic, as of Friday, July 30, 2021.


Urban Reconstruction Progressing in Gettysburg
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) continues the reconstruction process on U.S. Highway 212 in Gettysburg.


Chip Seal and Fog Seal Project to Begin on S.D. Highway 71
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says crews will begin a chip seal and fog seal project on S.D. Highway 71 starting Thursday, July 29, 2021.


Temporary Traffic Devices to Be Placed During Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Due to the increased traffic volumes expected during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations.


Road Work to Begin on S.D. Highway 115 Near Harrisburg
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says road work is scheduled to begin on S.D. Highway 115 between U.S. Highway 18 and the Harrisburg corner on Monday, July 26.


Rahn Lake Road Bridge in Tripp County Open to Traveling Public
The Winner Area office of the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the replacement of the Rahn Lake Road bridge in Tripp County is complete.

Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects to Begin on S.D. Highway 75, S.D. Highway 20, and U.S. Highway 85 This Week
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin chip seal and fog seal projects on portions of S.D. Highway 75, S.D. Highway 20, and U.S. Highway 85 starting Wednesday, July 21, 2021.