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Badlands Loop Road Closure Delayed
BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, INTERIOR, S.D. —The Badlands Loop Road at Cedar Pass will not close on Wednesday as planned. Park deputy superintendent Reed Robinson decided to delay the closure at Monday night's informational meeting in the Town of Interior.
"The community raised some really good questions," said Robinson. "We need to take time to address their concerns about public safety and economic impacts."
The park will work with emergency responders from Jackson and Pennington County Sherriff's Offices, Interior Volunteer Fire Department, Kadoka Ambulance, and SD Highway Patrol to develop a comprehensive emergency services plan as a contingency for a potential road closure. The park and Federal Highways will reevaluate construction engineering options to work towards keeping one lane open.
There will be another public meeting on Monday, June 22, at 6 pm at the Interior Community Center.