South Veterans Parkway Environmental Assessment Public Open House
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the City of Sioux Falls will hold a public open house on Thursday, December 1, 2022, to inform the public and gather public input on the South Veterans Parkway Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA). The public open house will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, located at 1201 North West Avenue in Sioux Falls, from 5 to 7 p.m.
South Veterans Parkway is the remaining nearly nine miles of Veterans Parkway that will connect Interstate 29 on the south to Interstate 90 on the east side of Sioux Falls. The Supplemental EA completes the reevaluation of impacts to land use; visual, archeological and historic resources; noise; wetlands/streams; floodplains; threatened and endangered species; Section 4(f) and 6(f) resources; and regulated materials along the route. The original EA was approved in 2003.
Live project update presentations will take place at 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. Throughout the evening, project staff will be available with displays to discuss the project and answer questions. Information will be available on the Supplemental EA process and findings, as well as planning and permitting for South Veterans Parkway and property acquisition along the route.
Community members are invited to view the Supplemental EA and a recorded presentation on the project website at www.southveteransparkway.com in advance of the public open house. The recorded presentation is similar to the live open house presentation. Print copies for onsite viewing of the Supplemental EA will be available at the public open house, the SDDOT Sioux Falls Area Office located at 5316 West 60th Street North, and the City of Sioux Falls City Center located at 231 North Dakota Avenue.
Comments on the Supplemental EA will be accepted through Friday, December 16, 2022. Written comments can be submitted at the public open house, online at www.southveteransparkway.com, and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal comments can also be submitted at the public open house or by phone to Mark Leiferman (SDDOT) at 605-773-4428, Shannon Ausen (City of Sioux Falls) at 605-367-8607, or Steve Hoff (HDR) at 605-977-7743.
If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605-367-8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY) or email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.