The Sturgis business loop begins at Exit 30 from I-90 with Alternate U.S. 14 west, SD 34 east and SD 79 north. Following Lazelle Street, Business Loop I-90 heads to Downtown and Junction Avenue, which directs the route south alongside SD 79 to I-90 at Exit 32. The Sturgis loop is 2.9 miles in length.
Known as the "Key City to the Black Hills," Sturgis was founded in August 1876 and named after Major Samuel D. Sturgis, who was commander of nearby Fort Meade. The city is the seat of Meade County and it lies on the eastern slope of the Black Hills. Held in August of each year, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally brings thousands of motorcyclists from around the country to Sturgis. During the motorcycle rally, the city of Sturgis swells in size.
||SD 34 concludes a 6.4 mile overlap with I-90 east from Lawrence County to combine with Business Loop I-90 through Sturgis. SD 79 north overlaps with I-90 west from Exit 61 in east Rapid City to Exit 30. The route bypasses the locally maintained stretch of Junction Avenue. 09/03/04 |
||This set of shields for Business Loop I-90, SD 34 and SD 79 was posted along eastbound Lazelle Street at Eighth Street. New mast arms installed for the traffic lights here included replacement signage for the trio. 09/03/04 |
||Business Loop I-90 turns south onto locally maintained Junction Avenue through through Downtown Sturgis. Beyond Sturgis, SD 34 will cross the state, connecting with U.S. 14 in western Stanley County and serving the state capital of Pierre. SD 79 will travel north to Vale, Newell and Castle Rock to become North Dakota 22.|
A new assembly replaced this set of shields by 2012. 09/03/04
||Business Loop I-90 west combines with SD 34 west / SD 79 south along Lazelle Street. The three routes combine for 1.2 miles west from Junction Avenue to Interstate 90. 09/03/04 |
||Main Street parallels Business Loop I-90/SD 34-79 (Lazelle Street) one block to the south through the heart of the Sturgis business district. This scene looks west from Junction Avenue. 09/03/04 |
Page Updated 07-19-2016.