Truck gets stuck going through Highway 81 barriers near Arlington

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UPDATED 1:08 p.m.

ARLINGTON, S.D. (KELO) — It’s another example of a driver not following closed road signs.

A semi truck got stuck trying to go through the closed section of Highway 81 Tuesday. Crews are raising the grade two-feet for two miles between 213th Street to south of 215th Street.

The highway has been closed to traffic since March because of high water levels.

There’s no word on how long of delay this will cause. KELOLAND News was in Arlington Tuesday looking at the project.


8:50 a.m.

Highway 81 continues to rise near Arlington. 

The South Dakota Department of Transportation posted updated photos of the progress on the two-mile stretch. The highway has been closed to traffic since March due to high lake levels.

Crews are raising the grade an average of two-feet for two miles from 213th Street to south of 215th Street. 

Prairie States Trucking is the prime contractor on the $4.1 million project.  

The roadway is expected to re-open in late October.

KELOLAND News is heading to Arlington Tuesday to get a closer look at the project. Look more coverage online and on-air.

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