MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation and the McCook County Highway Department are replacing a bridge one-half mile east of Emery on 261st Street.

The construction project will involve replacing the existing bridge, grading, riprap and surfacing.

During construction, 261st Street will be closed between 430th Avenue and 431st Avenue.

The replacement is expected to be finished by Oct. 15.

The DOT asks motorists to watch for trucks hauling construction materials in the area.