Weather Forecast


Construction to be held on Highways 251 and 47 near Gregory

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists a 27-mile construction project on Highways 251 and 47 from the South Dakota-Nebraska border, through Gregory, to Highway 44 is set to begin soon.

During the month of April, curb and gutter and pipe work is expected to cause minimal delays. In the work zone, motorists can expect reduced speeds and flagging operations.

Resurfacing work is scheduled to begin on May 1 beginning at the South Dakota-Nebraska border on Highway 251. Work will proceed north to Gregory where Highway 251 ends and High 47 begins. Work will continue on Highway 47 to the intersection of Highway 44 at the Northstar intersection.

During resurfacing work, motorists can expect delays up to 15 minutes and will be guided through the project using flaggers and a pilot car.

The prime contractor on this $6.8 million project is Commercial Asphalt of Mitchell.

Resurfacing work is scheduled to be completed by June 20. The overall completion date of the project is October 31.