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Department of Transportation & Hughes County Seek Public Input into the Hughes County Master Transportation Plan Study

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 31, 2020

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605.773.7179


PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Hughes County, will hold two public open houses as part of the Hughes County Master Transportation Plan.  These open house public meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the following dates and locations:


February 5, 2020

River Cities Transit Meeting Room

1600 East Dakota Avenue





February 6, 2020

Gym @ Blunt Elementary School

202 West Butte Avenue



The Hughes County Master Transportation Plan study will address a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, and automobile. The purpose for the open house is to inform the public of the study’s intent, to record any concerns the public may have on transportation in Hughes County and to gather ideas to help determine the future look of Hughes County’s roadway, bus / transit, bicycle, and pedestrian systems.


For those who cannot attend the meeting or would like additional information on the study, information will be made available online after the meeting at www.HughesCountyMTP.com.


An online survey is also available on the study’s website to help gather thoughts on the current transportation system, identify future needs, and indicate priorities for future improvements and maintenance.


The meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the locations indicated. A brief, summarizing presentation will be made at approximately 6:10 p.m. each evening, followed by an open house discussion with SDDOT, county, and consultant staff. The opportunity to present written comments will be provided. Written comments will be accepted until February 19, 2020.


Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house/public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house / public meeting 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 2 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.