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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 08/03/11
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen (406) 233-2831    

BLM Road Opens to Vehicles Aug. 5

The BLM South Dakota Field Office would like the public to know that the Fort Meade Byway, also known as the “BLM Road,” will be open to motor vehicle traffic effective Aug. 5.

The road will be open throughout the rally with some continued maintenance activity after Aug. 15, said BLM Field Manager Marian Atkins, who oversees the area.

“We’re working to make it a beautiful and safe route to see the historic Fort Meade area,” said Atkins. “Crews are widening and straightening sections of the byway to make the road safer for the public.”

Atkins also stated that the Old Stone Road which runs from the Sturgis city limits to the Back Country Byway/BLM Road is now open to help alleviate traffic issues that may arise during the Rally; and the Alkali Creek and Horse campgrounds will be closed Aug. 1 – 17.

For more information regarding BLM road conditions and campgrounds contact the BLM 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 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.

South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, SD 57717  

Last updated: 06-28-2012