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 >
     

SD Groups Form Alliance Against Pipeline

Several South Dakota groups opposed to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline ...

SD Man Sentenced Over Worker Lead Poisoning

A South Dakota man has been fined $3,000 and ordered to attend a class on ...

Suspect Tried To Push Woman Into Lake

Sioux Falls Police are looking for a 19-year-old man who allegedly strangled and ...

South Dakota Students Score Well On ACT Exam  Aug. 20

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes  Aug. 20

Rapid City Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges  Aug. 20

Uranium Mine Hearings Continue In Rapid City  Aug. 20

Man Convicted Of Murdering 2 People In Sioux City  Aug. 20

Man With 200 Bags Of Heroin Sentenced To Prison  Aug. 20

Rapid City Arena Plan Might Include Fire Stations  Aug. 20

Howes Man Fined $10K For Killing Bald Eagle  Aug. 20

Volunteer Fair Offers Ways To Get Involved   story with video  Aug. 20

Dozens Gather For Ferguson Rally In SF  story with video  Aug. 19

Parks Board Approves Alcohol Ban   Aug. 19

Ex-Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges  Aug. 19

Daycare Provider Faces Child Abuse Charges  story with video  Aug. 19

SD: 90 % Of Students Finished High School  Aug. 19

Iowa Boy Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog  Aug. 19

Dems Call For Daugaard, Rounds Subpoenas  Aug. 19

Sioux Falls Construction To Build Indoor Pool  Aug. 19

Tea Fire Dept. Deals With Lack Of Hydrants  story with video  Aug. 19

SFPD Release Casino Robbery Surveillance  Aug. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Day Care Provider Charged For Injuring Boy

Police in Sioux Falls say a day care provider is facing a ...

Daycare Provider Faces Child Abuse Charges  story with video

A Sioux Falls home daycare provider is facing felony ...

Teens Plead Guilty In Fatal SF Shooting

Two teens involved in the December 2013 fatal shooting ...

Dozens Gather For Ferguson Rally In SF  story with video  Aug. 19

Dems Call For Daugaard, Rounds Subpoenas  Aug. 19

Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Girlfriend  Aug. 19

Iowa Boy Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog  Aug. 19

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes  Aug. 20

KDLT News Archive
     

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video

A. J. Kirby-Jones continued his power surge with 2 more HR's Tuesday night at the ...

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video

Quietly, South Dakota and Sioux Falls has been an MMA hotbed. ...

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's reached a ...

Softball season is underway  story with video  Aug. 18

Talcott adds amateur title to resume  story with video  Aug. 18

Wynot Clutch Late To Dethrone Defending B Champ Alexandria  story with video  Aug. 17

Renner Does It The Hard Way To Defend Title  story with video  Aug. 17

Winnipeg White Washes Canaries  story with video  Aug. 17

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top