Work Underway On Repairs For Landslide Damage To Hwy 36 East Of Custer State Park

       The South Dakota Dept of Transportation says work has begun on a 2-phase project to repair damage from a landslide to Hwy 36 east of Custer State Park and to prevent future landslides in the area.

        The $3.5-million dollar project will continue into the fall, but will take a month-long break in the middle, in part to avoid work during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. 

       The first phase is intended to prevent landslides by reshaping the slope of the road and installing fabric and large rocks to resist any further soil movement and potential washouts of pavement. 

       Phase two is scheduled to begin August 29th and is primarily resurfacing Hwy 36 in that area with more details to be released this summer. 

 Traffic on Hwy. 36 will be reduced to a single lane with flaggers and a pilot car during working hours