After months of flooding, 431st Avenue — also known as Stone Church Road or Menno Road — is now open in northern Yankton County.

County officials announced the road’s opening, along with the opening of Stone Church bridge, Thursday on Facebook.

"County gravel 102 north of Kellen’s pit was opened today after we hauled in clay and gravel," the post said. "Stone Church bridge was opened today. We had to haul in clay along the edges, put up new delineators, and did some hand patching."

Yankton County officials provided other updates in a Facebook post.

"Three culverts were replaced this week. 448 (located) north of old 50 was opened yesterday after we completed the paving," the post said.

"Yankton County had three motor graders out blading. Holloway Construction has moved back to the bridge on 445th south of Highway 46, and (we) plan to have the bridge completed next week."

County crews plan to remain busy in the coming days, weather permitting.

"(Friday), the plan is to start hauling some gravel into Odessa Township to the worst spots," the post said. "Next week, Yankton County will haul some more clay and do some graveling on more roads that have been closed since the March storm."

After a difficult winter and spring, Yankton County crews are making progress on infrastructure, according to county officials.

"A lot of work still in front of us. One week at a time," the post concluded.


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