The state Department of Transportation will receive 61-and-a-half-million dollars of 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America Program funds to reconstruct 28 miles of Interstate 90 in McCook and Minnehaha Counties. The project will remove and replace the existing surface on the I-90 eastbound and westbound lanes, rebuild structures, provide safety and operational enhancements, and add truck parking spaces at the westbound and eastbound rest areas in this area.

State Transportation Secretary Joel Jundt said that they appreciate the U.S. Department of Transportation providing the grant to the state.  He said with this money, Interstate 90 will be safer for all users, including freight handlers, residents, and tourists, and will enhance access to all communities statewide.