Sturgis Rally Travel Information FAQ



FAQ's:

  • Where can I find information relating to temporary road closures? https://www.sd511.org/ 

  • Where can I find road construction information? https://www.sd511.org/ 


  • What amenities are offered at interstate rest stops? View Here

  • What roadways have reduced speed limits or temporary traffic signals? View Below


Speed limits are reduced on the following highways:

    • Interstate 90 - The speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph from west of exit 55 (Deadwood Avenue) Rapid City to west of exit 30 (Lazelle Street) in Sturgis.

    • S.D. Highway 34 - The speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph from Blanche Street in Sturgis east 3.8 miles (east of Buffalo Chip).

    • S.D. Highway 79 - The speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph from the junction of S.D. Highway 34, north 1.95 miles (north of Iron Horse Campground) and from 0.05 miles south of the intersection with Bighorn Road, north 0.8 miles (near Full Throttle Saloon and Drag Pipe Saloon approaches).

*The reduced speed limits will be in effect from the Thursday preceding the first Friday in August to the second Sunday after the first Friday in August.


 

Temporary traffic signals will be installed at the following locations:

  • Junction of S.D. Highway 34/79 and Ft. Meade main entrance
  • Junction of S.D. Highway 34 and S.D. Highway 79 east of Sturgis
  • Junction of S.D. Highway 34 and Ft. Meade Way
  • Junction of S.D. Highway 44 and U.S. Highway 385
  • Junction of U.S. Highway 16 and U.S. Highway 385
  • S.D. Highway 34/79 and 11th Street
  • I-90 exit 32 WB ramp
  • I-90 exit 55 EB ramp
  • I-90 exit 32 EB ramp
  • S.D. Highway 34/79 and Glencoe Drive
  • S.D. Highway 34/79 and Nellie Avenue



Rally Traffic Counts:

VIEW THE LAST 10 YEARS OF TRAFFIC COUNT DATA

 

Summary: Traffic at the nine locations entering Sturgis:

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2023       45,652         38,126         60,586 50,487          55,848           56,444          52,195          45,661          33,278          19,884 
5 Year Average 52,708 60,839 58,059 60,747  58,318  55,663 50,339  45,493  34,848  21,268 
%  Change -13.4% -37.3% 4.4% -16.9%  -4.2%  1.4%  3.7%  0.4%  -4.5%  -6.5% 

10 Day Total: 458,161 - Down 8.1%
Previous 5-Year Average: 498,282 Vehicles

 

Summary: Permanent Count Data

U.S. Highway 16 NE of Hill City - Both Directions

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2023 9,634 8,804          13,048  9,946            10,985          12,827   11,299           11,223             9,547             7,727 
5 Year Average          11,449          12,667          11,872          12,644          12,602          11,985          11,573          11,454          10,314            8,432
%  Change -15.9% -30.5% 9.9%  -21.3% -12.8%  7.0%  -2.4%  -2.0%  -7.4%  -8.4% 

 

U.S. Highway 16A north of Keystone - Both Directions

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2023            8,495            7,674          18,646 9,847            14,284          15,615           12,570          11,171            7,522            6,950 
5 Year Average          11,130          14,857          16,615          14,015          14,615          13,250          12,356          11,279          10,177            7,816
%  Change -23.7% -48.3% 12.2% -29.7%   -2.3% 17.8%  1.7% -1.0%  -26.1%  -11.1% 

 

U.S. Highway 14A east of U.S. Highway 85 Deadwood - Both Directions

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2023          15,339          13,054          24,868 19,425            21,470          21,903           20,311           19,291           13,957             8,203 
3 Year Average          18,417          21,871          22,277          22,546          20,616          20,247          18,890          16,843          12,772            8,871
%  Change -16.7% -40.3% 11.6% -13.8%   4.1% 8.2%  7.5%  14.5%  9.3%  -7.5% 


Interstate 90 Tilford - Both Directions - SITE CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN 2023


 

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