State to resurface Highway 16 through Hill City

The state of South Dakota will resurface Highway 16 from Custer to Hill City. (MGN)

HILL CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Highway 16, from four miles south of Hill City to Three Forks, will be milled and resurfaced beginning Tuesday.

The project is expected to take two to three weeks.

During the work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in areas. Cars will be escorted by pilot cars through the construction zones. Drivers can expect delays of up to 15 minutes during daytime hours.

Loose gravel will be on the road after each day’s milling operation so people should drive at 40 mph or the posted speed limit if it is less than 40 mph.

The resurfacing project costs the state about $1.4 million.

For complete road construction information, visit or call 511.