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DOT Seeks Public Input into I-229 Exit 5 (26th Street) Crossroad Corridor Study
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For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Contact: Steve Gramm, 605.773.6641


Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into

I-229 Exit 5 (26th Street) Crossroad Corridor Study


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with the Sioux Falls MPO and the City of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to inform area residents on the conceptual improvement options developed to date by corridor study for the following roadway corridors:


  • I-229 Exit 5 (26th Street) Interchange
  • 26th Street from Cliff Avenue to Village Square Circle
  • Yeager Road from 26th Street to 33rd Street
  • 33rd Street from Cliff Avenue to Yeager Road
  • Southeastern Avenue from 18th Street to 33rd Street


The purpose for the open house is to present to the public the conceptual roadway and interchange improvement options that will move forward in the Environmental Assessment process, to receive comments on those conceptual improvement options and to garner public input to help determine the future look of the corridors.


Preliminary results of the noise study and the environmental considerations associated Section 4(f) impacts to Rotary Park, Norlin Park, Pasley Park and the Big Sioux River bike path, as well as the Section 6(f) impacts to the Big Sioux River bike path will be discussed.


The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the John Harris Elementary School, located at 3501 E. 49th St. in Sioux Falls. A brief, summarizing presentation will be made at approximately 5:35 p.m. followed by an open house discussion with SDDOT, MPO, city and consultant staff. The opportunity to present written comments will be provided and accepted until Jan. 31, 2014.


For those who cannot attend the meeting or desire additional information on the study, information is available online at www.26thstreetcorridorstudy.com. A brief online survey requesting feedback on the remaining alternatives is currently on the website homepage and can be taken to share your thoughts with the study team.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.


Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Please notify the SDDOT ADA coordinator within 48 hours of the public meeting if you have special needs for which this agency will need to make arrangements. The telephone number for making special arrangements is 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf).


For more information, contact Steve Gramm, data analysis engineer, at 605- 773-6641 or by email at steve.gramm@state.sd.us.




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