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U.S. 16 Corridor Study Public Open House

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), 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, Dec. 10, at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, 7001 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City to inform area residents of the beginning of the U.S. 16 Corridor Study.


The corridor being studied includes:


  • U.S. 16 from the junction with U.S. 16A (Keystone Wye) to Cathedral Drive in Rapid City.


Emphasis at this meeting it to be on the intersections of U.S. 16 with U.S. 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 5:35 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce preliminary intersection concepts to the public and gather input on those concepts. 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. 24, 2019.


For those who cannot attend the open house or would like additional information on the overall study, information is available online at http://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 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.