The Potential Use of Federal Infrastructure Funds in Minnehaha County
SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) – Minnehaha County and the City of Sioux Falls are already making big infrastructure investments, but both say they could do even more if the infrastructure bill in Congress is enacted .
It is one of the most dangerous intersections in Sioux Falls.
“41st and I-29, they’re going to redo this interchange and make it more user-friendly,” said Curt Soehl, Sioux Falls city council member.
It is also an infrastructure project. Sioux Falls City Councilor Curt Soehl said the city could do even more with Washington’s money.
“We need another rail bridge over the track for the Foundation Park area with all the buildings and all the people who are going to come in there, that’s one thing. If we’re lucky enough to get money out of Washington DC’s infrastructure, we could still use it for our arteries, repaving and upgrading our roads, ”Soehl said.
“Highway 130 off I-29 is on the north side of the Amazon facility, we plan to go from 800 cars per day to 8,000 cars per day and this will be a major four-lane operation. “said the Minnehaha County Commissioner. Jeff Barth.
It’s not just a new sidewalk on the wishlist. Commissioner Jeff Barth said Minnehaha County government offices would eventually need a new home.
“We need a new administration building, and it will be $ 40 million or something. We probably need to take one of our parking lots and make it into a ramp, ”said Barth.
But Barth and Sohel are not too worried about the difficulties of growing infrastructure.
“It’s a good problem that people want to come to Sioux Falls, set up their business there and move here,” Soehl said.
The infrastructure bill has passed the Senate and will now be sent home for final passage later this month.