September 17, 2019

Highway Department




10:25 AM       The Jefferson Bridge on CR#07 will remain closed.  While removing the tree, the water level raised and is now over the road.


R7 (478 Avenue) between State Hwy 50 & 321 Street is closed.


At approximately 8:00 AM the Jefferson Bridge (CR#07) will be closed.  There are trees lodged alongside the bridge, equipment will be removing the trees.  We anticipate that the road will be open when the trees have been removed.


7:00 AM CR#09 (481 Avenue) between 325 & 326 Streets is closed.




11:55 AM

The Jefferson Bridge (CR#07) is NOT closed at this time… signs have been stationed there, in the event that closure is necessary.


10:10 AM Update


CR#04 (River Road) & CR#1G (307 Street) intersection is now closed.


Reminder: It is illegal to drive around a barricade.


Portions of the following Union County Highways are closed due to flooding:


CR#04 (River Road) – CR#13 (302 Street) south to CR#14 (304 Street)

CR#12 (299 Street) – 484 Avenue east to SD Hwy #46

CR#13 (302 Street) – CR04 (River Road) east to the Hawarden Bridge

R1 (Henke Road) – south portion to SD Hwy #50


As well as roads that have continued to be closed since our Spring Flood.

Portion of CR#03 – 482 Avenue from SD Hwy #48 north to the junction of River Road

CR#04 River Road – Lower portion

CR#17 – 315 Street from Sargeant Road eat to 481 Avenue, then north to 314 Street

7/11/2019 @ 2:20 PM

CR#12 (299th Street) will be closed from CR#27 (481 Avenue) east to South Dakota Highway 46 (486 Avenue) for a structure replacement (64-151-020).

6/4/2019 @ 4:30 PM

For your safety… it is against the law to drive around a barricade!

The following roads remain closed due to flood waters over the road and flood damages to roads:

CR#03 (482 Avenue) – between the intersection of River Road, south to SD Highway 48 (313 Street)

CR#04 (River Road) – Stub portion, south of 307 Street

CR#09 (481 Avenue) – between 325 and 326 Streets Open with one single lane

CR#17 (315 Street) – from Sargeant Road east then north on 481 Avenue to 314 Street

Henke Road – Lower portion to SD Highway 50 – road is open; the area is signed for water over the road, the road is not barricaded


7 Ton per axle load restrictions remain on the following gravel roads:

CR#1G (304 Street) – between 481 Avenue and River Road

CR#14 (307 Street) – between 481 Avenue and River Road

CR#27 (481 Avenue) – between SD Highway 46 and CR#13 (302 Street)

Union County Highway Department

501 E. Pleasant Street

Elk Point, SD 57025-2159

Office Phone: (605) 356-2351

Shop Phone: (605) 356-3251

FAX: (605) 356-2348

Email: [email protected]

Summer Office Hours

March 31 – November 2, 2019

Monday – Thursday (Excluding Holidays)

6:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

(Closed from 12 noon – 1:00 P.M.)

Office Staff

Highway Superintendent: Jerry Buum – [email protected]

Executive Secretary: Cristy Harkness – [email protected]

Administrative Assistant: Jean Elkins – [email protected]


Elk Point Crew

Bob Bradshaw

Larry Clark

Matt Dennison

Doug Irwin

Paul Limoges

Oliver Morris

Jeff Noteboom – Assistant Superintendent

Dale Steckelberg


Alcester Shop

110 Ofstad Street

Alcester, SD 57001

Shop Phone: (605) 934-2210

Fax: (605) 934-2209

Alcester Crew

Richard Beeler – Road Foreman

Josh Homandberg

Dale Jurrens

Derek Lykken

Robert O’Connell

Dalton Wangerin

The links below are not completely functional at this time


2016 Union County Structure Map

Load Limit postings on structures


Union County Highway System Map


For South Dakota Interstate & Highway closures

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South Dakota Motor Carrier Enforcement

South Dakota Driver’s License Information

Preparedness Guides

National Weather Service – Sioux Falls

Big Sioux River Hydrology

I-29 Improvement Project         

Last updated on September 17, 2019 10:37 am