HWY 50 Project

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work to reconstruct the railroad crossing on Highway 50 just west of West City Limits Road near Yankton is set to get underway next Monday.

Engineer Rod Gall says the work includes removal and replacement of the existing rail and ties and placement of new asphalt approaches to the new crossing.

During the project Highway 50 will be closed to thru traffic from 438th Avenue to West City Limits Road.

Gall says local traffic will be allowed in the closed area and Highway 50 traffic will have two detour options: Highway 52 seven miles west of Yankton or Highway 314 three miles west of Yankton.

Gall says weather permitting, the project should be wrapped up in three to four days.