Department of Transportation Announces Speed Limit Changes During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. – Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

  • Interstate 90 speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph from west of Exit 55 (Deadwood Avenue) in Rapid City to west of Exit 30 (Lazelle Street) in Sturgis.
  • Highway 34 speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph from Blanche Street in Sturgis east 3.8 miles (east of Buffalo Chip).
  • Highway 79 speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph from the junction of Highway 34 north 1.75 miles (north of Iron Horse Campground).

Motorists are asked to be alert to the changes in speed limits in and around the Sturgis area.