PIERRE, SD (KELO AM) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is in the process of developing the newest four-year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The STIP is a list of transportation projects developed through a coordinated effort involving many state, federal and local entities that identify highway and intermodal improvements to preserve, renovate and enhance South Dakota’s transportation system.
The department encourages participation and comments from citizens throughout the development process.
Department staff will be reviewing the status of existing projects and identifying potential new projects to add to the STIP this spring.
Public meetings will be held at various locations across the state in July where attendees can get more information and provide input in person.
The department welcomes comments from the public year-round on potential projects, but is asking for input no later than April 15, 2014, to ensure all comments are considered during the development of the 2015-2018 STIP.
The current 2014-2017 STIP can be viewed at www.sddot.com by clicking the link on the left side of the page. Users can then view the entire approved STIP document and an interactive map of projects, or select specific counties from a dropdown list.
Should you have any questions, please contact Dave Voeltz, STIP coordinator, at 605-773-3590 or by email at email@example.com.