Western South Dakota's Only Ranch Station

Open house set to discuss Highway 85 project

LEAD, S.D. -The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold a public meeting open house on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (MT) to inform area residents and business owners of the proposed design alternatives to U.S. Highway 85 project from the Wyoming state line to U.S. Highway 14A.

The public meeting will be held at Spearfish Canyon Lodge located at 10619 Roughlock Falls Rd. in Lead.

The open house will be informal allowing for one-on-one discussion with design staff. 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 public 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.

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_1948Written comments on the public meeting will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 5, 2024.

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