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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 10/08/10
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM Back Country Byway May See Construction Closure

Recreationists are encouraged to plan ahead and to be mindful that the BLM Back Country Byway located on the Fort Meade Recreation Area may experience a temporary closure due to road construction.

The section of road affected is a two-mile portion located between the Sand Mine road and the Old Stone road. Work is being performed to widen some of the narrow curves and increase the number of pullouts. According to BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Elizabeth Stiller, if a closure is declared, it will likely be from Oct. 18 through Dec. 1, 2010.

The Fort Meade and Alkali Creek trailheads and the Alkali Campground will remain accessible, but through access may be restricted. The campground water will be turned off and the horse camp will be closed for the winter on Oct. 4.

For more information contact Elizabeth Stiller at the BLM South Dakota Field Office by calling 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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012