Meeting Cancellation Notice

 The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings for Thursday April 11, 2019, has been cancelled

The MPO meetings will be rescheduled to Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Stay tuned to either the MPO website at or the Rapid City Area MPO Facebook for meeting updates.


Posted 11/22/2022
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will be accepting proposals for the LiDAR Data Acquisition and Processing Project until 4:00 p.m. on December 22, 2022. Requests for Proposals may be obtained at the Rapid City Community Planning and Development Services Department, 300 Sixth Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday starting on November 22, 2022. You may also view the Request for Proposals on line at: Additional information can be obtained by calling Kelly Brennan at (605) 394-4120.
Posted 11/16/2022
Pennington County is soliciting proposals from consulting firms prequalified by the SDDOT for transportation planning to perform a master transportation planning study of Pennington County, South Dakota. A listing of firms prequalified for state transportation planning can be found at Pennington County has recognized a need to reevaluate baseline conditions, to categorize and prioritize roadways, and determine future transportation improvements for the County. The study is expected to fulfill the following objectives: 1. Complete a list of transportation issues and needs facing Pennington County. 2. Develop feasible solutions to address those issues and needs that meet current design standards and/or traffic level of service expectations under both the current and predicted future traffic conditions while promoting a livable community that will enhance the economic and social well-being of Pennington County residents. 3. Create final products for use by Pennington County which will provide guidance to implement recommended improvements and react to future development plans within the area.
Posted 11/3/2022
South Dakota Department of Transportation will be hosting an Open House/Public Meeting for Proposed Project to Reconstruct Intersection of US HWY 16 & Neck Yoke Road on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Black Hills Energy, 7001 Mount Rushmore Road, Rapid City. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or comments please contact the SDDOT project manager Mark Malone, who can be reached below or by phone at (605) 773-5409.
Posted 10/12/2022
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in conjunction with the City of Rapid City (Rapid City), is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a Major Street Plan Analysis and Update Study. The Major Street Plan Analysis and Update seeks to provide a comprehensive transportation network throughout the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). A single map consolidating the various roadway plans will reduce conflict between the jurisdictions and allow for more efficient planning. The analysis will include roadway profiles for all proposed arterial and collector roadways. The profiles will factor slope, constructability, and alignment to ensure that all roadways identified on the map are in the optimum location for future development. Proposals are to be submitted no later than 2 p.m. on November 18 and directed to Kelly Brennan, Long Range Planner III, Rapid City Department of Community Development at 300 Sixth Street, Rapid City, SD 57701. Questions can be directed to Brennan at or at 605-394-4120.
Posted 10/5/2022
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to develop a Highway 1416 & Radar Hill Road Traffic and Corridor Analysis Study to evaluate transportation needs on Highway 1416 & Radar Hill Road. Recent and continuing development east of Rapid City has led to a shift in traffic patterns. With this shift, numerous traffic issues have surfaced, including erratic lane usage, turn lane congestion, and intersection delay. The MPO, in conjunction with the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), Pennington County Highway Department (County) and the City of Box Elder (City) desires to retain a qualified firm for consulting services to complete the data collection, analysis, alternatives development, and recommendations for potential infrastructure improvements along the included corridors.
Posted 8/4/2022
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is seeking public input into the development of the State’s Freight Plan. The Plan identifies freight contributions to the State’s economy, provides recommendations for strategic improvements, guides freight-related investments, and supports the vision and goals of the National Freight Network. The public is encouraged to participate in the State Freight Plan virtual public meeting located on the SDDOT website at This website provides a copy of the State Draft Freight Plan, maps, and presentation materials for review. Through the virtual public meeting, the public may also actively engage by completing the Draft Freight Plan Survey and provide written comment. Written comments will be accepted until Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, the Draft Freight Plan Survey will also close on this date. Questions and comments may also be submitted to Sarah Gilkerson, MPO Coordinator, 700 East Broadway Ave., Pierre, South Dakota 57501 or via email Any individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to access the information on the Department’s website may submit an accommodation request to the ADA coordinator by calling 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunications Relay Services for the Deaf). For further information regarding the State Draft Freight Plan, contact Sarah Gilkerson, MPO Coordinator, at 605-773-3093.
Posted 6/21/2022
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will host in-person open house public meetings and a virtual, on-demand meeting to discuss and receive public input on the South Dakota Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Plan. June 21st 5:00-6:30pm Western Dakota Technical College Rapid City
Posted 5/18/2022
CITY PROMOTING BENEFITS OF BIKING WITH SATURDAY BIKE TOUR RAPID CITY, SD—May is National Bike Month and the City of Rapid City is celebrating by hosting a bike tour this Saturday. The bike tour is open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a route heading west from Founders’ Park and using a combination of the Leonard ‘Swanny’ Swanson Memorial Pathway and on-street bicycle facilities. The ride will cover approximately seven miles and will include participation from City officials and staff. “National Bike Month is a celebration of biking as transportation, as recreation, as essential to our well-being and everyday lives,” said Kip Harrington, City long-range planner and bike tour organizer. “We’re encouraging to join us for a fun and enjoyable biking experience.” May features a number of national recognitions focused on the importance of biking. The National Bike Challenge kicks off this month and continues through September. This week – May 16-22 – is designed at National Bike to Work Week and Friday is National Bike to Work Day with the public encouraged to bike to work and recognize the health benefits, cost savings and overall efficiency of biking. For more information, contact Harrington at 605-394-4120 or .
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