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SDDOT Awards Community Access Grants





For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Contact: Kristi Sandal, Communications Manager, 605.773.3265

 

PIERRE, S.D. – At its Nov. 21, 2017, meeting, the South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded nearly $3.7 million in Community Access Grants for infrastructure improvements in smaller communities in South Dakota.

 

The Community Access 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:

 

  • City of Armour - $400,000 for Third, Fourth and Dobson streets which serves the schools.
  • City of Centerville - $240,000 for Main Street which serves a business area.
  • City of Chamberlain - $400,000 for Paul Gust Road which serves an agriculture business area.
  • City of Elkton - $400,000 for 6th Street and Buffalo Street which serves the schools.
  • City of Lake Preston - $321,000 for Park Avenue which serves the grain elevator.
  • City of Lead - $400,000 for Houston Street and Pavilion Street which serves the schools and the Sanford Underground Research Facility.
  • Perkins County (Lemmon) - $400,000 for Theatre Road which serves a business area
  • City of Philip - $373,000 for Oak Street and Howard Avenue which serves a business area.
  • City of Presho - $400,000 for Main Avenue which serves the central business district and the grain elevator.
  • Walworth County (Selby) - $164,000 for Scranton Street which serves an agriculture business area.
  • City of Wilmot - $180,000 for First Street which serves a business area.

 

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 at 605-773-6253 or Doug Kinniburgh at 605-773-4284.

 

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