Freeman Main Street Reconstruction Proceeds

Freeman Main Street Reconstruction Proceeds

The city of Freeman’s Main Street project will proceed as planned.

The Freeman City Council unanimously voted to approve the project by awarding a bid in the amount of just over four point seven million dollars to Reede Construction of Aberdeen.

The council approved a sales tax bond to help pay for the project. Bids for the project came in approximately one million dollars more than originally budgeted two years ago.

Paul Korn of Sayre Associates in Sioux Falls is the Engineer on the project. He says there is a possibility the sales tax bond will be referred to a public vote…

The City of Freeman was recently awarded 600,000 dollars from the South Dakota Department of Transportation in the form of a Community Access Grant to help pay for a portion of the project.

Construction is planned to start later this summer.