Highway 37 James River Bridge Reduced Speed

Highway 37 James River Bridge Reduced Speed

For Immediate Release:  Monday, December 21, 2020
Contact: Bradley Letcher, 605-353-7140


HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists driving over the newly constructed Highway 37 bridge north of Huron to expect a reduced speed limit and some “bumps” at the bridge. 

Due to seasonal limitations, the final lift of asphalt was not able to be placed this year and will be done in the Spring.  It was important to get the bridge open to traffic, which was done on Dec. 11. 

Because of the final lift of asphalt was unable to be placed, temporary ramps were placed on both sides of the bridge, thus creating “bumps”. Crews have placed advanced warning and reduced speed limit signs to indicate the location of the temporary bumps. 

As soon as the weather allows in 2021, the contractor will remove the temporary ramps and place the final lift of asphalt. Traffic will be controlled with a flagger and pilot car and motorists can expect short delays while work is being completed. 

Duininck, Inc. will complete grading operations near the river, and removal of the temporary work platform. 

All traffic shall use caution while traveling through this area. 

For complete road construction information, visit or dial 511. 

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