Areas of Historical Interest Indicated Within Fort Meade Way Road Project

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 14, 2015

CONTACT: Jerry Derr at 605-720-1625

Sturgis, SD - The Meade County Commission has received preliminary information indicating the possibility of human burial sites within the boundaries of the Fort Meade Way Road Project.

As part of the project engineering, the Commission ordered an archaeological study that is ongoing.  The Commission has been in contact with the South Dakota State Historical Society to inform them of these preliminary findings.  Meade County will follow applicable statutes regarding this matter.

The Commission is very sensitive to the cultural and historical significance of the possibility of human burial sites within the scope of this project.  At present, no human remains have been discovered and no construction has been initiated.