Some residents upset with Deadwood highway projectDEADWOOD (AP) — Some Deadwood residents are upset about future plans to widen a stretch of U.S. Highway 85 from two lanes to three.
DEADWOOD (AP) — Some Deadwood residents are upset about future plans to widen a stretch of U.S. Highway 85 from two lanes to three.
The media reports that the 2013 Department of Transportation project will widen the stretch that winds from Cemetery Street in Deadwood to the intersection of Highway 385.
The South Dakota DOT recently notified property owners along the Highway 85 corridor who will likely be affected by the project.
The widening and addition of a center turn lane would remove all on-street parking.
Super 8 owner Ron Island says the project would likely cause him to lose all his parking at his Deadwood motel.
Mayor Francis Toscana says the city does not have an official position but wants to see if there's some sort of compromise.