How the omnibus bill benefit highway construction in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The federal omnibus budget bill passed by Congress last month will pave the way for more highway construction in South Dakota this summer.

Transportation Department Secretary Joel Jundt told the Transportation Commission they are working out the details of their funding.

Jundt says they have to meet some requirements for the condition of pavement on state highways.

Jundt says they may soon have to make decisions on a number of major bridge projects.

Construction is continuing on the Missouri River bridge at Pierre and will soon start on the new Platte – Winner bridge.