December 13, 2019

Highway Department

NOTICE TO UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS

DETRIMENTAL USE OF RIGHTS-OF-WAY ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAYS IS ILLEGAL

 

Instances have come to the attention of the Union County Highway Department of violations of South Dakota Codified Law 31-32-3.1, entitled INTENTIONAL DUMPING ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY PROHIBITED. This statute applies to all public highways, all County Highways, and Township Roads. The piling of snow on County Highways, or within the Right-of-Way thereof, causes a serious hazard to the traveling public and constitutes a Class 1 misdemeanor. These piles of snow can cause serious injuries or fatalities if struck by a vehicle. They also cost the County funds to remove or push back. Because the piles of snow can become very solid, and at times contain debris, serious damage to County snow removal equipment can occur.

The County can recover the cost of equipment damage from the individual responsible for the snow piles, SDCL 31-32-9. In addition the person performing this misdemeanor also may be legally liable in the event of a vehicle accident. Please remove or flatten any piles you may have placed on public highways, as well as refrain from piling snow in the future.

 

UNION COUNTY COMMISSION

UNION COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

 

11/26/2019

OPEN – Stub #04 (River Road) between 307 and 308 Streets

 

11/14/2019 @ 2:30 PM

OPEN – A portion of CR#09 (481 Avenue) east of Elk Point, between 325 & 326 Streets,

 

11/7/2019 @ 2:25 PM

OPEN – CR#03 (482 Avenue) north of State Highway 48

 

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

Winter Office Hours

November 3, 2019 – March 28, 2020

Monday – Friday (Excluding Holidays)

7:30 A.M. – 4:00 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] unioncountysd.org

 

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

Verlyn Portz

Dalton Wangerin

The links below are not completely functional at this time

Maps

2016 Union County Structure Map

Load Limit postings on structures

 

Union County Highway System Map

Links

For South Dakota Interstate & Highway closures

(use the zoom feature to view local detail)

https://www.safetravelusa.com/sd

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 December 10, 2019 9:39 am