Landslide repair on Hwy. 36 east of Custer State Park begins Thursday

CUSTER, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that crews will begin the first phase of a two-phase project in landslide repair on South Dakota Highway 36, mile marker 41.27, east of Custer State Park on Thursday, April 22.

Traffic along Hwy. 36 will be reduced to a single lane, with flaggers and a pilot car in use during working hours. Trucks will be intermittently hauling materials; at times where truck traffic is heavy, truck crossing signage will be placed at both ends of the work zone.

The three-and-a-half million dollar project is set to include shaping the slope of the road and placement of fabric and large rock to resist any further soil movement and potential future road washout.

The second phase is scheduled to begin August 26 and includes a resurfacing project. More details on the work will become available closer to the start of phase two.

No work on either phase will be completed during the week of the 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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