KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

City Gives $240,000 Incentive To Company



Bookmark and Share

Contractors working on the intersection of 57th Street and Western Avenue picked up a bonus check for nearly $240,000 Thursday. The project is almost finished, and it’s 6 weeks earlier than expected.

It's a construction project that began in late April, but with an incentive in place, it’s done early.

"When we open up this traffic it makes it safer and easier. It actually draws people to this area," said Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether.

The city of Sioux Falls says they see up to 36,000 cars on the intersection of 57th Street and Western Avenue so making sure the construction process is done early is a must.

"You hope for nice weather, like said we got the nice weather. You work more hours, you just catch up,” said D&G Concrete Construction Contractor, Greg Branaugh.

As a result, the staff at D & G Concrete Construction worked long hours to make sure they were on track. They worked 7 days a week, but there’s still a little more work to do.

"There's traffic loop wire that need to be repaired and a couple signs that need to be put up yet," said city of Sioux Falls Engineer, Brad Ludens.

Even though traffic is moving, the traffic lanes may be closed down once again. The city says they will work around rush hour.

"Any closers will be completed roughly 8:30 a.m.  in the morning and 4 p.m. at night,” said Ludens.

City Officials look at several factors when deciding whether or not to offer incentives. It depends on proximity to businesses, traffic and whether it’s a high pedestrian area.

If contractors didn’t finish before the October deadline, they would face a ‘damage’ charge of $4,000 a day.

In 2010, the City of Sioux Falls granted a half-million dollar incentive to contractors working on the 41st Street Bridge project.


< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Spanish Immersion Might Fill Up More Desks   story with video

The Sioux Falls School District could be getting more than new schools ...

SF Boy Raises Money To Reunite Troops, Dogs  story with video

Ten-thousand-dollars is all that stands between a group of soldiers and the puppies they've rescued while ...

Three Young Teens Rob SF Convenience Store  story with video

Police are looking for three teens who robbed a convenience store in Sioux ...

SF Woman Runs In First Boston Marathon  Apr. 22

Red Cross Joins Up For Disaster Simulation  story with video  Apr. 22

Authorities Investigating Death of Ocheyadan Man  Apr. 22

IA Man Sentenced In Spirit Lake Murder Case  Apr. 22

FBI Investigates Suspected Child Molester  Apr. 22

SD Electric Co-op Getting Aid For Storm Repairs  Apr. 22

South Dakota Farmers Start Planting Corn Crop  Apr. 22

Championships Pump $8M Into SF Economy  Apr. 22

Rapid City Council OKs Texting-While-Driving Ban  Apr. 22

58th Pancake Days Kicks Off In SF  story with video  Apr. 22

Civil Air Patrol Wing Conducting Exercise  Apr. 22

Sioux Falls To Begin Flushing Fire Hydrants  Apr. 22

Deadwood Commissioners Fear Creating 'Party City'  Apr. 22

Volunteers Replacing Trees At Rapid City Kids Park  Apr. 22

Wind Cave National Park Preps For Controlled Burn  Apr. 22

3 Teens Rob SF Gas Station At Gunpoint  Apr. 22

Deputy Rescues Father, Son From Water  story with video  Apr. 21

KDLT News Archive
     

FBI Investigates Suspected Child Molester

The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims ...

3 Teens Rob SF Gas Station At Gunpoint

Sioux Falls Police are investigating an armed robbery at a gas ...

Three Young Teens Rob SF Convenience Store  story with video

Police are looking for three teens who robbed a ...

IA Man Sentenced In Spirit Lake Murder Case  Apr. 22

SF Boy Raises Money To Reunite Troops, Dogs  story with video  Apr. 22

Red Cross Joins Up For Disaster Simulation  story with video  Apr. 22

Authorities Investigating Death of Ocheyadan Man  Apr. 22

Championships Pump $8M Into SF Economy  Apr. 22

KDLT News Archive
     

SMSU swept by Concordia SP  story with video

MARSHALL, Minn. – Concordia-St. Paul extended Southwest Minnesota ...

Skyforce Plays of the Year  story with video

It was an exciting year for the Skyforce who advanced to the 2nd round of the D-League playoffs ...

OG increases girls city golf lead  story with video

The O'Gorman Knights have an amazing 116 stroke lead after 2 rounds of the City Golf Tournament. ...

Adelman steps down at Timberwolves coach  story with video  Apr. 21

Trautmann Re-Writing Record Book At Augie  story with video  Apr. 21

Liggins Wins D-League Defensive Player Of The Year  story with video  Apr. 21

Starr Reflects On NFL Combine Experience  story with video  Apr. 20

2013-14 Stampede Plays Of The Year  story with video  Apr. 20

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top