Proposed 85th Street and I-29 Interchange Meeting/Open House

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), City of Sioux Falls, City of Tea, and Lincoln County, will participate in a public meeting and open house on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on a potential new interchange at Interstate 29 and 85th Street.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Tea City Hall located at 600 East 1st Street, Tea, SD. Following the open house, the presentation will be given at the meeting. The opportunity for informal discussions with SDDOT, City, County, MPO, and consultant staff will be present during the open house.

The environmental study will address a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, and automobile. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and gather public comment on:

  • Purpose and need for the project.
  • Previous studies, including the 85th Street Overpass Study and the 85th Street Interchange Justification Report.
  • Environmental review process.
  • Conceptual design plans for proposed roadway improvements.

For those who cannot attend the meeting or would like additional information on the environmental study and/or proposed new interchange, information will be made available online within a few days after the meeting at The City of Sioux Falls will also be livestreaming the meeting’s presentation at During the livestream, you will be allowed to ask questions and City staff will do their best to answer questions received during the meeting.

For more information, contact Steve Gramm, SDDOT Planning Engineer, at 605-4063-6641; Shannon Ausen, Project Manager for City of Sioux Falls at 605-367-8607; or Al Mura, Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH), Project Engineer at 605-330-7700.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (Voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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