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SDDOT Seeks Public Input into the I-229 Major Investment Corridor Study





For Immediate Release: Monday, June 20, 2016

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265 

 

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Sioux Falls, will hold public open houses on Wednesday, June 22, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, (1201 North West Ave.) to inform area residents of the preliminary findings and potential improvements being considered by each individual sub-study as the corridor study continues developing a twenty year improvement plan for the Interstate 229 corridor, including the interchanges and associated crossroad corridors. The public is invited to attend any and all sub-study meeting(s) of their interest.

 

Exit 7 (Rice Street) Sub-study – June 22, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

The first sub-study open house will be for the Exit 7 (Rice Street) Sub-study.  The open house meeting will be held on June 22, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, located at 1201 N. West Ave. in Sioux Falls. A brief presentation will be given at the beginning of the meeting followed by an open house that will provide opportunity for discussion with SDDOT, MPO, city, and consultant staff concerning the sub-study. The Exit 7 (Rice Street) sub-study is looking at potential improvements for the following roadway corridors and interchanges:

 

I-229 Service Interchanges

¨       Exit 7: Rice Street

 

Crossroads

¨       Rice Street from Bahnson Avenue to Cliff Avenue

¨       Cleveland Avenue from Rice Street to Madison Street

 

 

Exit 4 (Cliff Avenue) Sub-study – June 22, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

The second sub-study open house will be for the Exit 4 (Cliff Avenue) Sub-study.  The open house meeting will be held on June 22, 2016, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, located at 1201 N. West Ave. in Sioux Falls. A brief presentation will be given at the beginning of the meeting followed by an open house that will provide opportunity for discussion with SDDOT, MPO, city, and consultant staff concerning the sub-study.  The Exit 4 (Cliff Avenue) sub-study is looking at potential improvements for the following roadway corridors and interchanges:

 

I-229 Service Interchanges

¨       Exit 4: Cliff Avenue

 

Crossroads

¨       Cliff Avenue from 38th Street to 49th Street

¨       41st Street from Carter Place to Cliff Avenue

 

The purpose for the open houses is to inform the public of the corridor study’s progress, to record any concerns the public may have along any the study’s corridors and to garner input to help determine the future look of the corridors being studied.

 

For those who cannot attend the open houses or desire additional information on the overall study or any of the sub-studies, information is available online at www.i229study.com.  The presentations and displays shown at the open houses will be available online within a few days after the open house meetings. The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. Written comments will be accepted until July 6, 2016. The study team would appreciate hearing from the area commuters, concerned citizens and adjacent landowners and business owners throughout the study period.

 

Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Please notify the SDDOT ADA Coordinator within 48 hours of the public meeting if you have special needs for which this agency will need to make arrangements. The telephone number for making special arrangements is 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf).

 

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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