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Department of Transportation / Highway Patrol Seeks Public Input into the U.S. 14/U.S. 14 Bypass Corridor Study

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Contact: Steve Gramm, 605.773.6641 



BROOKINGS/VOLGA, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in cooperation with the City of Brookings and City of Volga, will hold two public open houses to gather feedback of preliminary U.S. 14/U.S. 14 Bypass corridor and intersection improvement concepts developed to date.


The first open house will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at the Brookings City County Government Center Chambers Room at 520 3rd Street in Brookings and the second at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Valley Fibercom Conference Room at 209 Kasan Avenue in Volga.


The corridors being studied include:


  • U.S. Highway 14 from the junction with U.S. Highway 81 south of Arlington to the junction with the U.S. Highway 14 Bypass west of Brookings.
  • U.S. Highway Bypass (18th Street) from the junction with U.S. Highway 14 west of Brookings to the junction with U.S. Highway east of Brookings


This study will not include the U.S. Highway corridor (6th Street) through Brookings.


The open house will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with the study team. A brief presentation will be given at approximately 5:35 p.m. at each meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to present the preliminary U.S. 14/U.S. 14 Bypass corridor and intersection improvement concepts developed to date and to gather input regarding those options. 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.  Written comments on the public meeting will be accepted until Dec. 10, 2019.


For those who cannot attend the open house or would like additional information on the overall study, information is available online at www.us14-14bcorridor.com.  The presentation will be also be livestreamed on the study website. Recording of the presentation and the displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meetings. The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. 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 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.