Contact: Dean VanDeWiele, Area Engineer,
Traffic Switch on the Truck Route in Pierre
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of
Transportation says crews will switch traffic from just
north of Buffalo Street to the north end of the project on
U.S. Highway 14B in Pierre on Wednesday, May 30.
Traffic will be placed head-to-head in the newly
constructed southbound lanes in that section of the project
while the northbound lanes are worked on. The traffic
switch is being done to expedite completion of the north
half of the project.
Traffic in the portion of the project south of Buffalo
Street will remain head-to-head in the existing northbound
lanes while the new barrier wall and sidewalk are
constructed from Capitol Avenue to Buffalo Street.
Stop signs will continue to be used on 4th Street and
Airport Road, and Harrison Avenue and Arthur Avenue, while
the traffic signals are not in operation.
Motorists in Pierre are reminded that through-traffic on
the Highway 14 truck route does not stop.
The overall completion date for the project is Oct.
The contractor still anticipates the paving work on the
entire project to be completed by the end of August.
Duininck Inc. of Prinsburg, Mininesota, has the $10.8
million contract, which also includes the U.S. Highway 83
asphalt paving project in Lyman County from Interstate 90
For more information, contact Dean VanDeWiele at (605)