STURGIS, S.D. — Traffic restrictions within the city of Sturgis will be implemented beginning Friday, August 6 to accommodate heavy traffic during the Rally. Changes to city parking plans will also go into effect.
Main Street between Middle and 4th will close for motorcycle-only traffic on Friday, August 6 at 2 a.m. and will reopen on Sunday, August 15 at 2 a.m.
Portions of First and Third Streets, immediately adjacent to Main Street, will be restricted to motorcycles only. Alleyways in these areas will remain open to all traffic.
Harley-Davidson Way and Fourth Street will have parking restrictions but will remain open to normal traffic – with the exception of special events taking place on Harley-Davidson Way on August 6, 10, 11, and 14.
A new closure will include the center lane of parking on Main Street from Junction to Fourth Street on Friday, August 6 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. This is a required closure to allow the Budweiser Clydesdales to participate in the Opening Ceremony Parade.
Parking will be restricted on both sides of Sherman Street next to City Hall.
Motorcycle-only parking will be added to the west side of Kinship near the Community Center.
A portion of Main Street between 4th and 5th will allow through traffic for all vehicles and will have designated motorcycle-only parking.
West Main between 11th and Lazelle will be open to local business traffic only. There will be no access onto Lazelle from Main west of 11th Street. A temporary traffic signal at the intersection of 11th and Lazelle will assist travelers turning onto Lazelle.
A portion of Main Street in front of the Indian dealership will be restricted to motorcycle-only parking.
The DOT will install temporary traffic signals on Lazelle at 11th, 6th, 3rd, 1st, Nellie, Middle, and the intersection of Lazelle (14A) and Short Track Road.
Temporary stop signs will be installed on Sherman at the intersections of 1st and Junction. Additional temporary stop signs will also be installed at the intersection of Junction and Park, and Fulton and Park.
The alley on the north side of the Iron Horse Saloon will be closed to car and truck traffic.
Dudley Street between Junction and Middle will allow two-way traffic.
Other restrictions and closures may take place if deemed necessary. Drivers are asked to respect traffic signs and barricades, and are encouraged to travel early in the day to avoid congestion.
To view a PDF map of each area, visit the links below: