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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
South Dakota Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/16/12
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen    
  (406) 233-2831    

BLM Backcountry Byway to be temporarily closed May 18


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. --- The Fort Meade Backcountry Byway east of Sturgis will be temporarily closed this Friday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. to accommodate a local school bike ride.   

The road runs between State Highway 34 and I-90 Exit 34 and vehicle traffic will be restricted for safety reasons while the students from Sturgis Middle School utilize the byway.

Further questions may be directed to the South Dakota Field Office at 605-892-7000.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717  

Last updated: 06-28-2012