06.06.18

DoT to fund Veterans Parkway Project in Sioux Falls

Announcement Follows Rounds Request to Prioritize Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today issued the following statement regarding Department of Transportation (DoT) Secretary Elaine Chao’s announcement that the agency has proposed a $21 million grant to construct the Veterans Parkway Project in Sioux Falls.

“I’m pleased Secretary Chao understands the importance of this project to Sioux Falls and Eastern South Dakota,” said Rounds. “This project will not only ease congestion and increase safety along the roads, it will allow for increased transport of goods and commodities – a surefire boon to the regional economy.”

The Veteran’s Parkway Project will reconstruct the interchange on Interstate 90 at exit 402, rebuild the rural, two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway and provide railroad-grade separation for the existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Ellis and Eastern Rail lines.

Rounds sent a letter regarding the project. A copy of the letter can be found HERE.