Road at Belle Fourche Reservoir Temporarily Closed for Improvements

Media Contact: Ryan Alcorn, (605) 394-9757 ext 3004

For Release: October 10, 2012

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has closed Susie Peak Road at Belle Fourche Reservoir in Butte County, S.D., through the end of November, in order to continue improvements to public access. The entire road will be closed from the junction of Fisherman's Road to Gaden's Point.

"Improvements to the road include compacting the gravel surface and the addition of several more inches of gravel," said Jeff Nettleton, Chief of Facility Operation and Maintenance and Engineering Services for Reclamation's Dakotas Area Office.

Alternate road access from Fisherman’s Road to Gaden's Point and the northwest portion of the reservoir will not be provided through Reclamation land during this time.

"The temporary closure will maximize public safety and allow the work to be completed in an efficient, cost effective manner," said Nettleton.

For additional information on this road closure, please contact Ryan Alcorn at 605-394-9757, ext. 3004. Follow up news releases related to this closure will be available on our website at

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