Public Meeting/Open House for U.S. Highway 16 Corridor Study

Oct 20, 2023

Department of Transportation / City of Rapid City / Pennington County / Rapid City Area MPO

Seeks Public Input into the

US16 Corridor StudyUS16 Corridor Study Sub-Area Analysis (East of Rockerville to west of Neck Yoke Road)

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the City of Rapid City, Pennington County, and the Rapid City Area MPO, will hold a public open house at 5:30 pm on Thursday, November 2nd at the Event Center at Black Hills Energy, (7001 Mount Rushmore Road) in Rapid City to obtain comment from area residents of the options for the segment of US16 from east of Rockerville to west of Neck Yoke Road.

The open house will be informal allowing for one on one discussion with the study team. The purpose of this public meeting open house is to present refined alternatives and updated analysis for public feedback. This feedback will help the study team further refine alternatives and develop preliminary recommendations to be presented at a future public open house.  Area residents, business owners, and daily commuters are encouraged to attend and participate in the corridor study.  The opportunity to present written comments will be provided.  Written comments on the public meeting will be accepted until November 17, 2023.

For those who cannot attend the open house or desire additional information on the overall study, information will be available online at  beginning on November 2nd.  The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meeting.  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 open house is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house 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, Planning Squad Leader, at (605) 773-3281 or by email at