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70:12:02:01. Eligibility for bridge improvement grant fund. 70:12:02:01 – The requirements for highway and bridge improvement plans are being changed to state that the format of annual plan updates must substantially conform to the department’s guidelines. This rule is also being changed to state that annual plan updates may be submitted electronically or by hard copy. These changes make clear that not only initial highway and bridge improvement plans, but also annual plan updates, must comply with the department’s guidelines. These changes also clarify that annual plan updates may be submitted in the same manner as initial highway and bridge improvement plans. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:12:02:07. Current project status list. 70:12:02:07 – This rule is being revised to state that annual plan updates must contain up-to-date information about the five-year project list from the previous year’s plan or update. The purpose of this revision is to clarify the requirements for annual plan updates. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:12:02:08. Time of submission of plan. 70:12:02:08 –This rule change eliminates the deadline of December 16, 2015, which applied to county bridge improvement grant applications considered in 2016. The rule is also being revised to make clear that county grant applicants must submit highway and bridge improvement plans, or plan updates, by October 15 of the calendar year preceding the grant application deadline. These changes clarify submission deadlines that apply to county bridge improvement grant applicants. This clarification will facilitate administration of the bridge improvement grant program. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:12:02:09. Annual plan updates and plan amendments 70:12:02:09 – This rule is being amended to clarify that bridge improvement grant recipients must submit highway and bridge improvement plan updates by October 15 of each year. The revised rule also explicitly allows counties to make amendments to highway and bridge improvement plans at any time. These changes will facilitate administration of the bridge improvement grant program by clarifying the process for submitting plan updates and making plan amendments. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:12:02:12. Emergency declaration. 70:12:02:12 – This rule, which establishes a process for making emergency changes to bridge improvement plans, is being repealed. The rule is being repealed because proposed changes to ARSD 70:12:02:09 would allow plan amendments to be made at any time, and for reasons that may or may not involve an emergency. Repeal of this rule will facilitate administration of the bridge improvement grant program by simplifying the process for amending bridge improvement plans. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:13:01:02. Eligibility and compliance. 70:13:01:02 – This rule is being amended to replace the reference to an “approved” county highway and bridge improvement plan with an “accepted” county highway and bridge improvement plan. This grammatical change will result in the consistent use of the term “accepted” in the rules dealing with the bridge improvement grant program and the highway and bridge improvement plan requirements. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:13:01:04. Application and approval periods. 70:13:01:04 – This rule addresses application and approval periods for the bridge improvement grant program. The proposed rule change sets an October 30 deadline for the Transportation Commission to consider preliminary engineering grant applications that have been submitted by August 1 of that year. This change is being made to facilitate administration of the bridge improvement grant program. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:13:01:10. Project requirements. 70:13:01:10 – This rule sets deadlines for bridge improvement grant project activities. Under the existing rule, any request for a deadline extension must be submitted by a grant recipient prior to the deadline. The rule is being revised to eliminate this requirement. Because the department may extend project deadlines before or after expiration of the deadlines, the existing requirement for deadline extension requests is not necessary. The rule change will facilitate administration of the grant program by eliminating this unnecessary requirement. 07/27/2017 08/22/2017 07/21/2017
70:01:02:01 - Minnehaha County speed zone rule 70:01:02:01 – A limited speed zone on State Trunk Highway 115 in and around Dell Rapids is being changed and extended following re-design and re-construction of the highway. Under the proposed rule, the speed limit is being reduced from 65 miles per hour (“mph”) to 55 mph on a 1.08 mile segment of State Trunk Highway 115 immediately southeast of the existing limited speed zone. A 35 mph speed zone is proposed for a 1.44 mile segment of State Trunk Highway 115 in Dell Rapids and then a 50 mph speed zone is proposed for a 0.2 mile segment immediately to the west of this 35 mph zone. These changes are supported by speed studies that were conducted during the re-design of the highway and will enhance the safety and function of the highway. 08/24/2017 08/18/2017
70:01:02:44 - Lincoln County speed zone rule 70:01:02:44 – A 40 mph speed zone is being replaced with a 55 mph speed zone on U.S. Highway 18 over Interstate Highway 29 at Exit 62. This change is supported by the results of a speed study, which indicate an increased speed limit is consistent with the safe and efficient function of the highway. 08/24/2017 08/18/2017
70:01:02:67 - Todd County speed zone rule 70:01:02:67 – The speed limits are being reduced on U.S. Highway 18 in and around Mission and the Antelope Community in Todd County. A 35 mph speed zone will be extended an additional 0.58 mile to the east of Mission and a 45 mph speed zone will be extended to the east of the Antelope Community. The reduced speeds will enhance pedestrian and traffic safety following reconstruction of U.S. Highway 18. 08/24/2017 08/18/2017
70:01:02:06 - Brookings County speed zone rule 70:01:02:06 – The speed limits are being changed on U.S. Highway 14 east of the Interstate Highway 29 interchange in Brookings. A 35 mph speed zone will be extended an additional 0.42 mile and then the speed limit will transition to 50 mph for 0.20 mile. These speed limit adjustments are better suited to the roadway geometrics resulting from highway reconstruction. 08/24/2017 08/18/2017