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Public Meeting for U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study





For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 18, 2019

Contact: Steve Gramm, 605.773.6641 

 

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the City of Rapid City, Pennington County and the Rapid City Area MPO, will hold a public open house at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, (7001 Mount Rushmore Road) in Rapid City to inform area residents of the beginning of the U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study.

 

The corridor being studied is U.S. Highway 16 from the junction with Highway 16A (Keystone Wye) to Cathedral Drive in Rapid City.

 

Emphasis is being given to the Rockerville area and the intersections of Highway 16 with Highway 16B/Catron Boulevard and Neck Yoke Road.

 

The open house will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with the study team. A brief presentation will be given at approximately 5:40 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study to the public and gather input regarding the issues observed and needs desired for the future of the corridor. Area residents, business owners and daily commuters are encouraged to attend and participate in the corridor study. The opportunity to present written comments will be provided at the meeting and will be accepted until Aug. 6, 2019.

 

For those who cannot attend the open house or would like additional information on the overall study, information is available online at www.us16corridor.com. The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meeting.  The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. The study team would appreciate hearing from the area commuters, concerned citizen, adjacent landowners and business owners throughout the study period. 

 

Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house should submit a request to the department’s ADA Coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf).  Please request the accommodations no later than two business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.

 

For more information, contact Steve Gramm, planning engineer, at (605) 773-6641 or by email at steve.gramm@state.sd.us.

 

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