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Department of Transportation & Pennington County Seek Public Input
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For Immediate Release:  Thursday, April 12, 2012

Contact:  Steve Gramm, Data Analysis Engineer, at (605) 773-6641


Department of Transportation & Pennington County

Seeks Public Input into

Pennington County Transportation Plan Study 


RAPIRD CITY, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Pennington County, will hold public open houses as part of the Connecting Hills and Plains Study (CHAPS) to gather public input for help in developing the Pennington County Master Transportation Plan.  These open house public meetings will be held at5:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:






April 16th

Wall Community Center

501 Main Street


April 17th

Hill City City Hall

243 Deerfield Road

Hill City

April 18th

Pennington County Courthouse

315 Saint Joseph Street

Rapid City


CHAPS will address a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, and automobile. 


Initial public meetings were held in October of 2011 to solicit input on needed improvements, and the project team has now developed a list of potential transportation improvement projects for public review and comment. The purpose of these public meetings is to present and gather public comments on a draft long-range, multimodal plan to provide a blueprint to address the future transportation needs of Pennington County.


Potential projects include paving of gravel roads, intersection enhancements, and bicycle/pedestrian accommodations. 


For those who cannot attend any of the meetings or desire additional information on the study, information will be made available online after the meetings at http://www.sddot.com/pe/projdev/planning_ss_pennco.asp


The meetings will be held from5:30to7:00 p.m.at the locations indicated.  A brief, summarizing presentation will be made at approximately5:45 p.m.followed by an open house discussion with SDDOT, County, and Consultant staff.  The opportunity to present written comments will be provided.  Written comments will be accepted until May 4, 2012. 


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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