D-O-T announces surface treatment work in Boulder Canyon next week

News ReleaseSeptember 8, 2021Local
Boulder Canyon Roadwork

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will be applying High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) on various routes in the Rapid City Region.

U.S. Highway 14A – Boulder Canyon between Sturgis and Deadwood is scheduled for Monday, September 13, through Wednesday, September 22.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work area.  Traffic will be guided through the projects with the use of flaggers and motorists can expect slight delays through the work area during daytime hours. Traffic will return to normal driving conditions at the end of each workday.

High Friction Surface Treatment is used on specific stretches of highways to improve safety by applying a skid-resistant surface. According to the Federal Highway Administration, HFST’s are proven to dramatically and immediately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities associated with friction issues.

Truesdell Corporation of Tempe, Arizona, is the prime contractor on the $1.3 million regional project.