SD Department of Transportation to Reduce Speed Limits and Activate Temporary Traffic Signals

STURGIS, S.D. – Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 14.

Interstate 90 speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph from west of the Deadwood Avenue Exit 55 in Rapid City to east Exit 30 (Lazelle Street) Sturgis.
Highway 34 speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph from Blanche Street in Sturgis to 3.8 miles east.
Highway 79 speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph from the junction of Highway 34 to 1.75 miles north.
Motorists are asked to be alert to the changes in speed limits in an around the Sturgis area.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:

Junction of US14A and US85
Junction of I-90 Exit 55 eastbound ramps and Deadwood Avenue
Junction of SD34 and Ft. Meade main entrance
Junction of SD34 and SD79 east of Sturgis
Junction of SD34 and 131st Street
Junction SD44 and US385
Junction US16 and US385
Junction US16A and SD244
Junction US85 and US385 (Pluma)

The traffic signals will be in full operation prior to Aug. 1, and remain in operation until Aug. 15, 2016.

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