Roads meeting answers questions

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Ken Skorseth, the program manager of the South Dakota Local Transportation Assistance (LTAP) Program at South Dakota State University in Brookings, led an informational program Tuesday in the courtroom of the Kingsbury County Courthouse in De Smet about Kingsbury County’s plan to rebuild roads.


Skorseth is a lead author of the Federal Highways Administration Gravel Roads Manual.


Skorseth and a panel that included Kingsbury County Highway Superintendent Dave Sorenson, Wayne Cramer, an engineer with the South Dakota Department of Transportation, Charlie Siver, general manager of Bowes Construction, Ted Eggebraaten, a civil engineering technician from LTAP, and Randy Hoscheid, of Pierce and Harris Engineering in Huron, along with Kingsbury County Commissioners, met with about 40 area residents to outline the county’s plan.


Presently there are 197 miles of county roads with gravel surfaces and 155 roads with asphalt surfaces, many in disrepair. This does not include another 983 miles of township roads.


County Commission Chair Shelley Nelson said the commission toured every county road with Sorenson about two years ago to determine what their long-range plan should be.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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