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Brookings County Master Transportation Plan Study
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For immediate release: January 11, 2013

Contact: Steve Gramm, 605.773.6641


Department of Transportation & Brookings County

Seeks Public Input into

Brookings County Master Transportation Plan Study


BROOKINGS, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation, in collaboration with Brookings County, will hold a public open house as part of the Brookings County Master Transportation Plan.  These open house public meetings will be held at5:30 p.m.on the following dates and locations:






January 15th

Elkton Community Center

109 Elk Street


January 16th

Volga Community Center

109 Samara Avenue


January 17th

McKnight Community Center

228 West Main Street



The Brookings County Master Transportation Plan study will address a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, and automobile.  The purpose for the open house is to inform the public of the study’s intent, to record any concerns the public may have on transportation within Brookings County, and to gather ideas to help determine the future look of Brookings County’s roadway, bus / transit, bicycle and pedestrian systems.


For those who cannot attend the meeting or desire additional information on the study, information will be made available online after the meeting at www.sddot.com/transportation/highways/planning/specialstudies/BrookingsCo/default.aspx.


The meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the location indicated.  A brief, summarizing presentation will be made at approximately 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house discussion with SDDOT, City, and Consultant staff.  The opportunity to present written comments will be provided.  Written comments will be accepted until January 31, 2013.


Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house/public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house / public meeting 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, Data Analysis Engineer, at (605) 773-6641 or by email at steve.gramm@state.sd.us.


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