The South Dakota Department of Transportation presented their traffic study to the Watertown City Council Finance/Safety Committee Wednesday. The recommendations from the DOT would improve both pedestrian and vehicle traffic at the intersections of highway 81 and Kemp Avenue when that area goes to two-way rather than one-way traffic.  On another topic the city gun range under consideration for Southeast Watertown is a step closer following bids that came in far below projections.  Shane Waterman is city engineer:

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Alderman Mike Danforth likes the bid but not the size of the range.  He said with lower bids that the range should be extended out to 200 yards or more.

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Shane Waterman responded.

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A motion to accept the bids was approved by the committee. It will now be forwarded to the full council..