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A major highway corridor that will connect the south side of Sioux Falls at Interstate 29 all the way to Interstate 90 went through a major change Tuesday.  South Dakota 100 will still be built the same, but the original agreement between city and state leaders on how it will be maintained is different.

South Dakota 100 will begin at the Tea interchange at Interstate 29. It then will head northeast to South Dakota 11, where it will change to go north and eventually intersect with Interstate 90 at exit 402.

In June of 2005, the City of Sioux Falls signed a jurisdictional agreement swap with the State of South Dakota. Essentially that meant, if a number of improvements were made on state highways inside the city, the state would build South Dakota 100. Now, 8 years later, the project has barely started and the South Dakota Department of Transportation doesn't have the money to fully commit to the project.

Director of Sioux Falls Public Works Mark Cotter said, "Getting a long term highway bill has been a struggle.”

After years with a little work and a lot of growth, city leaders are acting before Sioux Falls' roads get too backed up.

“At some point in time I-229 is going to get over loaded and so that's this is a mirror image to split and balance a lot of that traffic,” Cotter said.
     
Now city and state leaders are amending the agreement on South Dakota 100, to make sure it happens.

"As we went through negotiations, their comment to us was, if you agree once we make a connection to I-90 to take over the maintenance, we’ll recommit," Cotter said.

The state has agreed to pay nearly $60 million to build this new section of the highway.  By the time the road is connected to I-90, nearly half of its 17 miles will be completed, stretching from W. 57th Street to I-90.  Cotter said paying for the maintenance will save the state around $4.7 million over the next 40 years.
     
But before the amendment could officially be put in place, the Sioux Falls City Council had to approve it.

Councilman Dean Karsky asked, "We are going five, six years, even seven years out to 2019 or 2020, and I'm looking at these numbers, what happens if its 50 percent more then? How does that effect this agreement?"

Since 2005, when the project was first agreed upon, the cost of the construction went from an estimated $72 million to over $200 million. The response from state leaders was if the cost rises again, they still have to complete this portion of the project. Other members were concerned about the cost of maintenance on this new section of road.
 
In the end though, in a six to zero vote, the council saw that no matter the cost, this project needs to move forward.
    
“This is critical for us," Cotter said. "We cannot wait any longer to get this roadway system in."

The construction of South Dakota 100 in this new agreement is broken into three parts.
 
A connection of Madison Street to Maple Street will be completed by 2015, with a cost of $9.7 million. Then by 2016 a connection from Maple Street to Rice Street will be completed. That will cost $11.5 million. Finally a reconstruction of the interchange at I-90 at exit 402, as well as the connection of Rice Street to the interstate will start in 2017 and be completed by 2019. The total cost of that will be around $35.4 million.

 
The state has by 2019 to complete this portion of the project.  The southern half of South Dakota 100 from W. 57th Street to the Tea interchange off of Interstate 29 doesn’t have a projected completion date at this time.  

There was also a change in the agreement on the city’s end. The reconstruction of Arrowhead Parkway will be designed by the city instead of the state.



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