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Posted 10/20/2023
Department of Transportation / City of Rapid City / Pennington County / Rapid City Area MPO Seeks Public Input into the US16 Corridor StudyUS16 Corridor Study Sub-Area Analysis (East of Rockerville to west of Neck Yoke Road) 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 pm on Thursday, November 2nd at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, (7001 Mount Rushmore Road) in Rapid City to obtain comment from area residents of the options for the segment of US16 from east of Rockerville to west of Neck Yoke Road. The open house will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with the study team. The purpose of this public meeting open house is to present refined alternatives and updated analysis for public feedback. This feedback will help the study team further refine alternatives and develop preliminary recommendations to be presented at a future public open house. 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 November 17, 2023. For those who cannot attend the open house or desire additional information on the overall study, information will be available online at beginning on November 2nd. 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 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. For more information, contact Steve Gramm, Planning Squad Leader, at (605) 773-3281 or by email at
Posted 9/19/2023
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in conjunction with Pennington County, the City of Box Elder, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house and public meeting to discuss and receive public comment on the corridor study. The purpose of this meeting is to present alternatives to improve operations and safety within the corridors and to receive publics feedback on their viability or other alternatives that should be considered. This open house will be held on September 19, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm at the Box Elder Community Center. Written comments should be sent to Attn: Hwy 1416 and Radar Hill Road Study, 330 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701, or by email to Written comments will be accepted through October 8, 2023.
Posted 11/3/2022
South Dakota Department of Transportation will be hosting an Open House/Public Meeting for Proposed Project to Reconstruct Intersection of US HWY 16 & Neck Yoke Road on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Black Hills Energy, 7001 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or comments please contact the SDDOT project manager Mark Malone, who can be reached below or by phone at (605) 773-5409.
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