Traffic signal changes scheduled at Lazelle Street and 8th Street in Sturgis

STURGIS, S.D. — The traffic signal at Lazelle Street and 8th Street will be covered after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and stop signs will be installed at both the north and south approaches of 8th Street.

A traffic study was performed at the request of Sturgis to analyze the current signal in operation at the location, where it took into account vehicle counts, pedestrian counts, traffic flow patterns, crash history and overall roadway network needs.

The study also determined that the most appropriate control at the intersection would be a two-way stop for 8th Street traffic and free flowing traffic along Lazelle Street through the intersection.

The traffic signals will be covered year-round, but will remain in place for annual use during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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