RAPID CITY, S.D. – 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 meeting open house at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at Black Hills Energy, located at 7001 Mount Rushmore Rd. in Rapid City. The public meeting is being held to gather input from area residents regarding the segment of U.S. Highway 16 from east of Rockerville to west of Neck Yoke Road in Rapid City.
The public meeting will be informal allowing for one-on-one discussion with the study team. The purpose of the public meeting 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 meeting. 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 at the meeting.
For those who cannot attend the public meeting open house, or desire additional information on the overall study, information will be available online at https://www.us16corridor.com/ beginning on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the meeting. The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. All written comments will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 17, 2023. 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.