- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) - Meade County officials have decided not to close a damaged section of a road connecting U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90 in western South Dakota.

A portion of the New Underwood Road recently dropped several feet down the slope of a hill. Officials had considered closing it, but Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr tells the Rapid City Journal (https://bit.ly/1o089ge ) that they’ve decided instead to continue detouring traffic in the area.

McGirr also says the county won’t repair the road this year because it’s too late in the construction season.

The paved road is a major north-south artery in western South Dakota, used heavily by area ranchers, residents and trucks heading to the North Dakota oil fields. About 750 vehicles travel the road each day.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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