Kroger Dixie Highway 10 is Closed for Maintenance

Kroger is shutting down highway 10 in South Dakota due to a safety concern, the company announced today.

“Due to a structural failure, our employees are temporarily grounded and the highway will be closed until further notice,” the company said in a statement.

“All Kroger employees will be notified by phone or email if they have any questions.”

Kroger says it’s looking into the cause of the structural failure.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees and their families,” the statement said.

It’s the second time in less than a week that Kroger has shut down a major highway in the state.

On Friday, the state Department of Transportation shut down the highway in South Platte, saying the contractor’s failure was “reasonably foreseeable.”

The department said the highway is scheduled to be reopened later this week.

Kroger closed Highway 10 in October and said it would replace the damaged bridge over the Colorado River.

Kroer said it planned to open up Highway 10 to truck traffic in 2019.