Press Releases

Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project Awarded

9/22/2020
Today, Secretary of Transportation Darin Bergquist announced that the Transportation Commission approved the award of the Pierre-Fort Pierre Missouri River Bridge replacement project to Jensen Construction Company for $49.99 million.

WORK BEGINS ON I-90 NEAR EXIT 23

9/22/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says bridge berm repair work will begin at the east and westbound bridges on Interstate 90 at mile marker 22.98 west of Whitewood on Monday Sept. 28.

RETAINING WALL RELOCATION NEAR I-190 IN RAPID CITY

9/21/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to relocate a section of retaining wall at the intersection of North Street and 11th Street, near I-190 in Rapid City, will begin on Sept. 28, 2020.

BRIDGE SPALL REPAIRS IN SIOUX FALLS

9/17/2020
he South Dakota Department of Transportation will be doing concrete spall repairs on two overpasses in Sioux Falls on Sept. 22 and 23.

SOLBERG AVENUE BRIDGE APPROACH SLAB WORK

9/16/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be working on the Solberg Avenue overpass structure over I-229 in Sioux Falls starting Thursday, Sept. 17.

State Railroad Board Accepts Proposal to Purchase the Mitchell to Rapid City Railroad Line

9/16/2020
The South Dakota State Railroad Board (Board) accepted a proposal today for possible acquisition of the state-owned Mitchell to Rapid City Railroad (MRC) Line. The proposal was presented by Watco Companies who have ownership in 43 other shortline railroads in North America and Australia.

SOUTH DAKOTA AWARDED $22 MILLION GRANT

9/16/2020
Secretary Darin Bergquist announced that the South Dakota Department of Transportation has been awarded a $22 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant to reconstruct and widen shoulders on the S.D. Highway 46 segment from U.S. Highway 81 to west of Interstate 29.

ASPHALT PAVING ON HIGHWAY 85 IN BUTTE COUNTY

9/16/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin asphalt resurfacing operations the week of Sept. 21, on 22 miles of Highway 85, from Belle Fourche, north to the junction of Kinghorn Road.

TUNNEL INSPECTIONS TO TAKE PLACE IN OCTOBER

9/15/2020
The Department of Transportation will be doing bi-annual tunnel inspections the week of Oct. 5, 2020. This will result in traffic delays and or closure of Highway 87 Needles Highway and Highway 16A Iron Mountain Road.

Election Signs Not Allowed in State Right of Way

9/15/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs cannot be placed on state highway rights of way.

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