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Department of Transportation Seeks Public Input into the I-229 Major Investment Corridor Study
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For Immediate Release: Friday, December 2, 2016

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265



SIOUX FALLS – S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the city of Sioux Falls, will hold a public open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1201 North West Avenue, to inform area residents of the findings and recommended potential improvements for inclusion in a twenty year improvement plan for the I-229 corridor. 


A short presentation will be given at approximately 6:05 pm.


This improvement plan will include the following roadway corridors and interchanges:


Mainline Interstate

¨                   Interstate-229 from the Solberg Avenue Overpass to the 60th Street North Overpass (Approximately 10.5 miles)


I-229 Service Interchanges

¨       Exit 1: Louise Avenue

¨       Exit 2: Western Avenue

¨       Exit 3: Minnesota Avenue

¨       Exit 4: Cliff Avenue

¨       Exit 5: 26th Street

¨       Exit 6: 10th Street

¨       Exit 7: Rice Street

¨       Exit 9: Benson Road


City Streets

¨       Solberg Avenue from 69th Street to 57th Street

¨       Louise Avenue from 69th Street to 57th Street

¨       57th Street from Louise Avenue to Western Avenue

¨       Western Avenue from 57th Street to 49th Street

¨       Minnesota Avenue from 57th Street to 41st Street

¨       Cliff Avenue from Tuthill Park Entrance to Arcadia Road

¨       26th Street from Yeager Road to Cleveland Avenue

¨       Yeager Road from 33rd Street to 26th Street

¨       Southeastern Avenue from 18th Street to 26th Street

¨       18th Street from Lowell Avenue to Cleveland Avenue

¨       12th Street from Lowell Avenue to Cleveland Avenue

¨       10th Street from Franklin Avenue to Sycamore Avenue

¨       6th Street from Lowell Avenue to Cleveland Avenue

¨       Rice Street from Wayland Avenue to Bahnson Avenue

¨       Cleveland Avenue from 11th Street to Rice Street

¨       Benson Road from Cliff Avenue to Sycamore Avenue

¨       60th Street North from Lewis Avenue to the proposed Bahnson Avenue


The purpose for the open houses is to inform the public of the corridor study’s progress and to record any concerns the public may have along any of the study’s recommendations.  The open house will provide opportunity for discussion with SDDOT, MPO, city and consultant staff.  The opportunity to present written comments will be provided.  Written comments will be accepted until Dec. 20, 2016.


For those who cannot attend the open house or desire additional information on the overall study or any of the interchange sub-studies, information is available online at www.i229study.com.  The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meetings. The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. 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 public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Please notify the SDDOT ADA Coordinator within two business days 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, planning engineer, at 605.773.6641 or by email at steve.gramm@state.sd.us.





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