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Centerline Permanent Paint Work Starts Today in Rapid City Region
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For Immediate Release:  Monday, May 21, 2018

Contact: Matt “Rip” Rippentrop, 605-673-9016


CUSTER, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says centerline permanent paint will be applied on five highways in nine locations in the Rapid City region of the state starting today (May 21) through Saturday, May 26.


The contractor will move from one project site to the next in no certain order:


  • Highway 14A – 2.5 miles, from Cheyenne Crossing going east 3 miles.
  • Highway 14A – 9 miles, from Deadwood going east to Sturgis.
  • Highway 44 – 4 miles, from Hisega going east to Dark Canyon Road.
  • Highway 44 – 4 miles, from the Highway 44/385 intersection going east to Johnson Siding.
  • Highway 85 – 5 miles, just north and south of Buffalo (Not Through Buffalo).
  • Highway 18 – 21.5 miles, from Edgemont going east to Hot Springs.
  • Highway 18 – 13 miles, from Oglala going east to Pine Ridge.
  • Highway SD 407 – 2 miles, from Pine Ridge going south to White Clay. 
  • Highway 18 – 15 miles, from Pine Ridge going east to Gordon Junction at Highway 18 and Highway SD 391 intersection. 


The painting is being done on just the highway’s centerline.


Motorists are asked to slow down and be aware of suddenly slowing and merging traffic as well as construction workers and equipment that will be working a mobile operation on the highway’s centerline.


The prime contractor on this $330,000 project is Surface Preparation Technologies, LLC of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511.



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