Sturgis Rally Travel Information FAQ



FAQ's:

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

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


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

  • What is the detour route through Winner on S.D. Highway 44? 
    S.D. Highway 44 in Winner is under heavy reconstruction for approximately a 1-mile long stretch on the east side of Winner.  A truck detour exists 8 miles east of this site and reroutes trucks onto SD Hwy 49 and US 18, allowing easy travel into Winner.  It is recommended that all bike traffic follow this same truck detour. Find more information about this project here: Winner - U.S. Highway 18 and S.D. Highway 44 - South Dakota Department of Transportation (sd.gov)

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


Speed limits are reduced on the following highways:

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

    • S.D. Highway 34 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 speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph from the junction of S.D. Highway 34 north 1.75 miles (north of Iron Horse Campground) and from 0.05 mile south of the intersection with Bighorn Rd north 0.8 mile (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 9 locations entering Sturgis:

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2022 56,855 62,199 60,672  62,050  58,610  54,599  45,356  44,246  32,917  20,331
5 Year Average 51,035 59,249 56,810  60,053  57,672  55,629  51,364  44,844  35,116  20,764
%  Change 11.4% 5.0% 6.8%  3.3%  1.6%  -1.9%  -11.7%  -1.3%  -6.3%  -2.1%

10 Day Total:
2022:  497,835 Vehicles                Previous 5-Year Average: 492,535 Vehicles

Up 1.1%

 

Summary: Permanent Counter Data

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

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2022 11,411 12,150 11,591  13,623  12,108  12,233  11,741  10,862  9,775  7,861
5 Year Average 11,294 12,193 11,668  12,296  12,451  11,707  11,363  11,284  10,191  8,495
%  Change 1.0% -0.3% -0.7%  10.8%  -2.8%  4.5%  3.3%  -3.7% - 4.1%  -7.5%

 

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

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2022 10,659 14,051 N/A  16,507  13,487  13,255  11,816  10,370  9,323  6,817
5 Year Average 11,544 13,050 13,784 10,502  13,343  11,728  11,086  10,827  9,907  8,024
%  Change -7.7% 7.7% N/A 57.2%  1.1%  13%  6.6%  -4.2%  -5.9%  -15%

 

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

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2022 19,213 22,841  22,756  23,042  21,301  20,993  19,042  17,811  13,638  8,630
5 Year Average 16,890 17,327  15,152  22,049  20,273  19,874  18,737  16,359  12,339  8,992
%  Change 13.8% 31.8%  50.2%  4.5%  5.1%  5.6%  1.6%  8.9%  10.5%  -4.0%


Interstate 90 Tilford - Both Directions

  Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
2022 N/A N/A N/A  37,874  37,648  37,069  35,038  35,412  30,257  22,651
5 Year Average 38,846 42,396 40,309  42,733  41,278  40,826  40,103  39,459  33,814  24,604
%  Change N/A N/A N/A  -11.4%  -8.8%  -9.2%  -12.6%  -10.3%  -10.5%  -7.9%

 


 

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