Department of Transportation Receives Federal Funds for Local Bridges
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Contact: Tammy Williams at 605-773-8149
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has received an apportionment of Federal Highway Infrastructure Program funds to be used for bridge replacements throughout the state.
Based on recommendations from the department, new opportunities for a Local Federal Bridge Replacement Program and Local Bridge Removal Program were approved at the March 26, 2020, Transportation Commission meeting.
The department received a total of $33.823 million, with the local share being $25.875 million with approximately an 18% match requirement. All counties, cities and towns with poor condition bridges in South Dakota are eligible for these programs. Applications are due by June 12, 2020, for the Local Bridge Replacement Program and July 1, 2020 for the Local Bridge Removal Program.
For more information regarding the funding allocation or application process, contact Tammy Williams at 605.773-8149 or visit the website at: https://dot.sd.gov/doing-business/local-governments/federal-bridge-program.
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