HWY 46 now open from Irene to U.S. HWY 81

IRENE, S.D.(WNAX)- While construction is not done yet, Highway 46 from Irene west to Highway 81 is open to traffic again.

Regional D.O.T. Engineer Greg Rothschadl says part of the project has been built.

Rothschadl says the temporary surface should be ok through the winter.

Rothschadl says the stretch of highway will close again next spring for the major construction.

It’s a nineteen-million-dollar project with a completion date of next November.