Each year, the City of Sturgis closes several streets to motor vehicular traffic before and during the annual Motorcycle Rally. City staff, which includes the City Manager, Sturgis Police Chief, Sturgis Fire Chief, Sturgis Ambulance Director, Public Works Director and Rally & Events Director carefully review the traffic plan to address any public safety concern that may have arisen from the past event.
The City of Sturgis has finalized the 2016 traffic management plan that implements previous year’s plans with modifications based on business suggestions and concerns. Emergency routes and fire lanes are also designated.
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will have mixed traffic with motorcycle only parking from Sherman north to the first alley. From the alley to Lazelle will be motorcycle only traffic.
Harley-Davidson Way (2nd Street)
: Harley-Davidson Way from the alley north of City Hall to Lazelle Street will be closed for exhibitor displays and a Red Cross First Aid Station. This closure will take place from 2:00am Friday until 2:00am Monday, August 15.
The alleyways running east and west will remain open. From Sherman Street to the alley will be open for regular traffic and vehicle parking with the west side of the street designated as handicapped parking only.
Third Street will have mixed traffic with motorcycle only parking from Sherman north to the first alley. From the alley to Lazelle will be motorcycle only traffic.
will have motorcycle only parking along the curbs from Main Street north to the first alley. Vehicle traffic will still be allowed to drive thru this block.
will be closed to all vehicle traffic except motorcycles from Middle Street west to 4th Street. Additionally, parking from Main Street from 4th to 7th will be designated as Motorcycle Only Parking. There will also be areas designated as motorcycle parking only in the 800 block of Main Street but this block will remain open to all thru traffic.
will have motorcycle only parking along the north curb from Junction west to the bus stop located across from the Erskine Building. The area between 1st and 2nd will also be designated motorcycle only parking on both sides of the street, with the exception of the portion of street in front of City Hall which will be designated City Staff Parking. Parking in front of the Court House and the Erskine Building on Sherman will be designated 20-minute parking only.
will be open to regular traffic with one lane of motorcycle only parking along the west side of Kinship.
from Lazelle north to the end will be closed to vehicle traffic.
from 6th Street to Kinship (behind the Community Center) will have motorcycle only parking on the south side of the street. This street will remain open for all traffic.
West Main Street will have traffic restrictions including the following:
No access to Lazelle from Main Street. Travelers will need to use 11th Street where a temporary traffic signal will be placed on Lazelle. No vehicle parking will be allowed on either side of Main Street between 9th and Lazelle, with the exception of a Motorcycle Only Parking zone located on the north side of Main between 11th and Lazelle. This closure will take place from 2:00am Friday until 2:00am Monday, August 15. Businesses in this area can still be accessed by vehicle. View Traffic Plan Map
All No Parking areas will be posted. DO NOT PARK A CAR OR TRUCK IN A MOTORCYCLE ONLY ZONE. IT WILL BE TOWED!
The majority of Street closures will take place at 2:00am Friday, August 5 and will re-open at 2:00am Sunday, August 14.