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SDDOT Seeks Public Input into Proposed Grading Project on S.D. Highway 21 South of Hayti

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021

Brace Prouty, Project Development Engineer Manager, 605-773-5961

HAYTI, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a public meeting open house on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. to inform area residents of the proposed Grading Project on S.D. Highway 21 south of Hayti. The public meeting open house will be held at the Lake Norden Community Center located at 520 Main Ave. in Lake Norden.

The open house will be informal allowing for one-on-one discussion with the study team. Representatives from SDDOT will be available to answer questions, discuss the project, and receive community input. Information will be available on the acquisition of right-of-way and relocation assistance.

A short presentation will be shared at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and gather public input. Area residents, business owners, and daily commuters are encouraged to attend and participate in the public meeting open house. This project is being developed in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.

For those who cannot attend the open house or desire additional information on the overall study, information is available online at https://dot.sd.gov/projects-studies/projects/public-meetings#listItemLink_1702. The presentation 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 written comments to be submitted. Written comments on the public meeting will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.

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 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 2 business days prior to the meeting to ensure accommodations are available.

For more information, contact Brace Prouty, Project Development Engineer Manager at 605-773-5961 or Brace.Prouty@state.sd.us.


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