The South Dakota Department of Transportation says resurfacing work is scheduled to begin soon on S.D. Highway 53 in Tripp County. The $4.9 million construction project on Highway 53 extends from the U.S. Highway 18 junction southward for 16 miles. Culvert repair work has been underway for several weeks and is nearing completion. Work including guard rail upgrades, bridge end repair, and erosion repair will begin before the end of August 2022.