Highway 81 Under Construction

Highway 81 Under Construction

Highway 81 north of Yankton is currently under construction.

Greg Rothschadl with the South Dakota Department of Transportation says that they’re in the process of turning a two-lane road into a four-lane road.

Rothschadl says that the initial project is expected to be completed by November with plans for a second project in 2025.

Rothschadl says that traffic should expect slower speeds in the construction area.

The initial project is estimated to cost around $16 million.