The Deadwood Box is a concrete box / bridge that supports Highways 14A & 85 and carries Whitewood Creek beneath the highway.
This study will evaluate alternate options for the replacement of the structure and roadway corridor. This is an important undertaking to replace the aging structure while accommodating the traveling public and protecting the City’s rich history.
Like most buried treasure or hidden infrastructure, Deadwood community members and visitors will likely be surprised to learn there is a structure underneath US14A/US85 carrying Whitewood Creek from Pine Street to the vicinity of Tin Lizzie Casino. This map illustrates the area where the box currently sits.
A project this significant to the City of Deadwood requires a lot of planning. A Study Advisory Team will work closely with the public to develop a comprehensive plan. The study area is outlined on this map.
As we begin this undertaking, it is important to get input from those who know Deadwood best, YOU!
Opportunites include virtual public meetings, adding notes to the online comment map and connecting through email. In-person meetings will begin once physical distancing recommendations are relaxed.
Public Meeting #1 July
Concept Development & Analysis August until March 2021
Traffic Data Collection August
Public Meeting #2 December
Public Meeting #3 February
Refine Build Alternatives & Environmental Study March to November
Environmental Document Public Meeting #4 (if needed) December
Study Complete February
2026 Construction (tentative)