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SDDOT Awards Economic Development Grants
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For Immediate Release: Friday, November 18, 2016

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Public Information Officer, 605-773-3265

 

PIERRE, S.D. – At its Nov. 18, 2016, meeting, the South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded nearly $3.9 million in economic development grants for infrastructure improvements in smaller communities in South Dakota.

 

The economic development grant program funds awarded at the meeting will improve roads leading to schools, main business areas, hospitals, grain elevators and other economic areas in the communities. The grants pay for 60 percent of the construction costs, up to a maximum of $400,000.

 

Communities receiving grant awards this year are:

 

Agri-Business Grant:

  • Lincoln County - $400,000 for 468th Avenue and 290th Street which will provide access to the Dakota Plains Dairy.

 

Community Access Grant:

  • City of Bridgewater - $71,500 for Juniper Street which serves a business area.
  • Campbell County - $101,000 for Summit Street and A Avenue which serves the elevator and a business area.
  • City of Elk Point - $290,000 for Rose Street which serves a business area.
  • City of Eureka - $88,000 for 9th and 10th Streets which serves the school.
  • City of Freeman - $400,000 for Main Street and Railway Avenue which serves the downtown business area.
  • City of Gettysburg - $183,000 for Broadway and Potter Streets which serves the elevator.
  • City of Kimball - $126,000 for Kiote Road which serves a business area.
  • City of Lake Andes - $400,000 for Main Street and 1st and 3rd Avenues which serves the downtown business area.
  • City of Mount Vernon - $82,000 for Railroad Avenue which serves the elevator and associated businesses.
  • City of Murdo - $400,000 for 3rd Street and Cleveland Avenue which serves the school.
  • City of Parkston - $309,000 for Depot Street which serves the elevator and associated businesses.
  • Town of Peever - $45,400 for Main and Third Streets and Lincoln and Newton Avenues which serves the downtown business area.
  • Town of Pollock - $85,200 for Summit Street and A Avenue which serves the elevator and a business area.
  • Town of Ramona - $143,400 for Railway Avenue which serves the elevator.
  • City of Salem - $400,000 for Main Street and Norton and Essex Avenues which serves the downtown business area.
  • City of Tyndall - $142,000 for Maple Street which serves the elevator.
  • Town of Wolsey - $203,000 for Ash Street which serves the school.

 

More information regarding the grant programs and the process for applying can be found on the department’s website at http://www.sddot.com/business/local/economic/ or by contacting Paula Huizenga, 605-773-6253 or Doug Kinniburgh at 605-773-4284.

 

 

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