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Public Meeting Announcement #3
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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CITIES OF PIERRE AND FORT PIERRE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE / INFORMATION MEETING

Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) De Minimis Analysis for the
US14/US83/SD34 MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Date: June 16th, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Place: Ramkota Conference Center
920 West Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), City of Pierre, and City of Fort Pierre will hold the third public information meeting / open house to receive public input on the US14/US83/SD34 Missouri River (Lt. Commander John C. Waldron) Bridge Replacement Study. The purpose of the meeting is also to present the environmental assessment for the project and the preferred alternative illustrating how feedback from the two subsequent public information meetings has directly influenced this study.

The study advisory team and engineering consultants have prepared an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to develop and evaluate the type and location alternatives for a replacement bridge. As opportunities to cross the Missouri River in central South Dakota were limited, the new structure must be built with limited disruption to existing traffic and must provide not less than a 100 year service life.

A brief presentation will take place at 6:00 pm (CDT). SDDOT, City of Pierre, City of Fort Pierre and consultant staff will be available with displays before and after the presentation to discuss the study and answer your questions.

During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments.

The Environmental Assessment document is available for public review on the study website and at the following locations:

SDDOT Central Office
700 East Broadway Avenue; Pierre, SD

SDDOT Pierre Region Office
104 SOUTH GARFIELD Bldg A; Pierre, SD

In addition to the Environmental Assessment, the website, www.US14MissouriRiverBridge.com, contains information about the bridge replacement study, regular project updates, and also offers an opportunity to provide comments. After the meeting, the website will contain the meeting’s presentation and electronic copies of all materials presented. Although in the late stages of the study, the team would still appreciate input from area commuters, concerned citizens, outdoor enthusiasts (river, trail and riverfront users), adjacent landowners and business owners regarding their use of the bridge and desires related to potential bridge improvements. The comment period regarding the environmental assessment will close on July 8, 2016.

Notice is further given to all individuals with disabilities that this open house / informational meeting 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 / information meeting should submit a request to the departments ADA coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunications Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.

For further information regarding this meeting, contact Jon Schelkoph, Project Manager with AECOM at (651) 366-2732, Carrie Cooper with AECOM at (414) 944-6202, or Steve Gramm, with the SDDOT at (605) 773-6641.

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Public Meeting Announcement #2
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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CITIES OF PIERRE AND FORT PIERRE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE / INFORMATION MEETING
US14/US83/SD34 MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT STUDY

Date: July 1st, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
Place: Ramkota Conference Center, 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), City of Pierre, and City of Fort Pierre will hold a public information meeting / open house to receive public input on the US14/US83/SD34 Missouri River (Lt. Commander John C. Waldron) Bridge Replacement Study. The purpose of the meeting is present the study’s progress and garner public feedback regarding the bridge location and conceptual architectural features. The open house will be informal and will allow for one-on-one discussion with the study team. We encourage everyone’s participation, as public input is an essential ingredient in ensuring a future replacement bridge will best serve all users.

The study advisory team and engineering consultants are conducting this study in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to develop and evaluate the type and location alternatives for a replacement bridge. As opportunities to cross the Missouri River in central South Dakota are limited, the new structure concepts will be required to be built with limited disruption to existing traffic and will need to perform over a 100 year service life. Opportunities for the public to provide feedback are a valuable and essential ingredient in ensuring a future replacement bridge will best serve all users.

A brief presentation will take place at 6:00 pm (CDT). SDDOT, City of Pierre, City of Fort Pierre and consultant staff will be available with displays before and after the presentation to discuss the study and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments.

A website, www.US14MissouriRiverBridge.com, has been established for the project. This website contains information about the bridge replacement study, upcoming meetings and regular project updates and also provides an opportunity to provide comments. After the meeting, the website will contain a video recording of the meeting’s presentation and graphics of all displays shown at the public meeting. The study team would appreciate input from area commuters, concerned citizens, outdoor enthusiasts (river, trail and riverfront users), adjacent landowners and business owners regarding their use of the bridge and desires related to potential bridge improvements.

Notice is further given to all individuals with disabilities that this open house / informational meeting 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 / information meeting should submit a request to the departments ADA coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunications Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.

For further information regarding this meeting, contact Greg Brown, Project Manager with AECOM at (612) 373-6479, or Steve Gramm, with the SDDOT at (605) 773-6641.

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Public Meeting Announcement #1
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SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CITIES OF PIERRE AND FORT PIERRE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE / INFORMATION MEETING
US14/US83/SD34 MISSOURI RIVER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT STUDY

Date: November 12th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Place: Ramkota Conference Center, 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), City of Pierre, and City of Fort Pierre will hold a public information meeting / open house to receive public input on the US14/US83/SD34 Missouri River (Lt. Commander John C. Waldron) Bridge Replacement Study. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study limits and goals to the public. The open house will be informal and will allow for one-on-one discussion with the study team.

The study advisory team and engineering consultants are conducting this study in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to develop and evaluate the type and location alternatives for a replacement bridge. As opportunities to cross the Missouri River in central South Dakota are limited, the new structure concepts will be required to be built with limited disruption to existing traffic and will need to perform over a 100 year service life.

A brief presentation will take place at 6:00 pm. (CST). SDDOT, City of Pierre, City of Fort Pierre and consultant staff will be available with displays before and after the presentation to discuss the study and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments.

A website, www.US14MissouriRiverBridge.com, has been established for the project. This website will contain information about the bridge replacement study, upcoming meetings and regular project updates. After the meeting, the website will contain a video recording of the meeting’s presentation and will allow for online comments to be submitted. The study team would appreciate input from area commuters, concerned citizens, adjacent landowners and business owners regarding their use of the bridge and desires related to potential bridge improvements. The study team is also interested in information or comments from the public regarding archaeological and historic resources near the study area.

Notice is further given to all individuals with disabilities that this open house / informational meeting 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 / information meeting should submit a request to the departments ADA coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunications Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.

For further information regarding this meeting, contact Greg Brown, Project Manager with AECOM at (612) 373-6479, or Steve Gramm, with the SDDOT at (605) 773-6641.

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