Highland Ave. railroad crossing appears on state highway plans
By CHUCK CLEMENT, Staff Reporter
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has scheduled the rehabilitation of the railroad crossing on Highland Ave. in Madison next year on a tentative plan for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.|
A construction crew will improve the Highland Ave. railroad crossing, which provides access to Madison Farmers Elevator and Farmers Ag Center, at a cost of about $86,000. The federal government will provide about $77,000 of the rehabilitation funding.
Another 2011 project in Lake County will install a surface overlay on 7 miles of 446th Ave. from SD-34 going north. The avenue is located 2 miles west of Junius. The $1.1 million project will receive $547,000 of federal Surface Transportation Program money and state matching funds and $553,000 in local funding.
The STIP lists the reconstruction of E. Center St. in Madison during 2012. The $976,000 project will provide grading and resurfacing of the street between Washington and Division avenues.
Workers will also improve the storm sewer, sidewalks, and curb and gutter along that portion of Center St. The project will receive $800,000 in federal funding.
Also during 2012, the SDDOT has scheduled about 11 miles of resurfacing on US-81 in both Lake and Miner counties. The $2.8 million project will resurface the east-west portion of the highway from where it combines with SD-34 east of Howard and continues toward Madison.
The US-81 project is expected to receive $2.3 million in federal support.
State highway engineers plan to start making improvements in 2013 to SD-19 in Lake and Minnehaha counties by working on shoulder widening between SD-38 and SD-34. The $15.1 million cost will include grading and interim surfacing along 23 1/2 miles of SD-19. The 2013 work on the highway will receive about $11.8 million in federal money.
During 2014, workers will install improved lighting along SD-34 in Madison, also called N. 2nd St. The $186,000 project will make improvements between the junctions of US-81 and Washington Ave. The federal government will provide $153,000 to pay for the work.
Highway construction workers will conduct resurfacing during 2015 on SD-19 between SD-38 and SD-34. The $7.3 million project will receive $5.7 million in federal funding.
Madison residents will also see renovations to Egan Ave. in 2015 after grading, paving, and curb and gutter improvements are completed near Dakota State University. The $750,000 project will improve about a half-mile between N. 2nd and N. 9th streets. The project has about $600,000 in federal funding assigned to it.
During 2011, SDDOT engineers have scheduled 7 miles of resurfacing and overlay work on SD-34 from Roswell west across the Sanborn-Miner county line. The project is estimated at $1.7 million, including $1.4 million in federal funding.
Resurfacing work is scheduled in 2013 on about 11 miles of SD-25 from the Hanson-Miner county line to the SD-34 junction. The project has an estimated total cost of $3.2 million with $2.6 million in federal support.
Construction workers will perform about 16 miles of surfacing work on SD-34 in Moody County from the I-29 overpass to the Minnesota state line. The surfacing work is estimated at $8.6 million, including $6.9 million in federal funding.
SDDOT officials have scheduled about 11 1/4 miles of resurfacing and upgrade work during 2011 in Moody County. The project will rehabilitate SD-13 from SD-34 toward the Moody-Brookings county line and SD-32 in Flandreau to the junction with SD-13. The $3.8 million project has about $3.1 million in federal funding.
SDDOT estimated the costs for the future projects with adjustments for anticipated inflation.
©Madison Daily Leader 2013
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