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Bicycle lanes to be removed from 3rd to 11th Streets due to safety concerns.
Bicycle lanes to be removed from 3rd to 11th Streets due to safety concerns.
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August 9, 2017

Jackson Boulevard Redesign in Spearfish Reduces Bicycle Lanes

Although an original form of the proposal called for bicycle lanes on Jackson Boulevard from University to 11th Streets, the updated plan calls for bicycle lanes on a shorter segment of road. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, the new plan calls for the bicycle lanes to be removed from 3rd to 11th Streets due to safety concerns.

Some of the concerns at the intersection of University and 11th Streets were combining pedestrian and bicycle lanes. Although the new plan may result in reduced construction costs, City Engineer Kyle Mathis warned that the design cost and timeline may increase and be extended as a result of the change in plans.

The Jackson Boulevard redesign calls for three driving lanes alongside right and left turn lanes at intersections, a roundabout at the Ames Street intersection, medians, and reduced parking. The estimated cost of the redesign is between $7 and $8 million.

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