Second phase of resurfacing project begins east of Custer State Park

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CUSTER, S.D. —  The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced Friday that the second phase of a resurfacing project east of Custer State Park will begin Tuesday, July 6.

Resurfacing will happen along Highway 36 from mile markers 36 to 45. Work is set to include resurfacing of the asphalt concrete roadway and replacing existing guardrails.

Traffic along Hwy. 36 will be single-lane, with flaggers and a pilot car during work hours. Wait times could be up to 20 minutes long, as the work zone can run two to three miles in length.

Trucks will be in the area hauling heavy materials; when truck traffic is heaviest, crossing signage will be placed at either end of the work zone.

The second phase of this project is scheduled to be complete on Aug. 6, prior to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. There will be no work during the week of the Rally, with work to resume after the Rally. The project is expected to be complete by October 29.

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