Dave Huft, Program Manager, 605.773.3292

The South Dakota Department of Transportation conducts research to improve transportation technology. Specific goals include evaluation of new materials and methods, development of design and analysis techniques, and study of underlying causes of transportation problems. The research effort addresses topics considered most important to the Department's mission of providing a transportation system for the State of South Dakota.


  • Developing annual research programs
  • Administering contract research
  • Conducting in-house research
  • Advising other SDDOT offices


Federal Highway Administration


United States Department of Transportation

Transportation Research Board

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Transportation Research Information Services

AASHTO Standing Committee on Research & Research Advisory Committee

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