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Statement Regarding Veterans Parkway Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a $21 million Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for the Veterans Parkway project in eastern Sioux Falls.

“Today’s announcement is a big win for the quality of life and economic success of our growing community,” said Mayor Paul TenHaken. “The Veterans Parkway project is a crucial addition to our arterial roadway network. Once completed it will ease congestion, reduce drive times and enhance safety for drivers, plus open up new areas of growth for housing and commerce.”

“Thank you to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, U.S. Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds, Congresswoman Kristi Noem, Governor Dennis Daugaard, and South Dakota Secretary of Transportation Darin Berquist for their leadership to make this vital project a reality.”

The project will reconstruct an interchange on Interstate 90 at Exit 402, rebuild the rural two lane highway into a six-lane divided highway, and provide a railroad grade separation for the existing BNSF and Ellis and Eastern railroads.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will lead the construction efforts, and the City of Sioux Falls will inherit the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure.