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Repairing & Replacing

August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM by Don Jorgensen

Repairing & Replacing
LINCOLN COUNTY, SD -

The June floods are all but a distant memory. One of the hardest hit areas that saw significant damage was in Lincoln County, south of Sioux Falls. 

Now after two months of budgeting and crunching numbers, work has finally started to repair and replace what mother nature washed away.

This is Lincoln County's version of a bridge to nowhere. It was one of many that were washed away in the June flood.

The damaged bridges are impacting some more than others. Gary Romereim farms a half mile up the road. Now instead of a straight shot into Canton, he has to drive around the section.

"Just have to travel a few more miles to go into town, makes for a little bit longer trip," Romereim said.

Don: What's the Mrs. think of it?
Gary: She likes it, road is a lot quieter now, used to have a lot of traffic.

Crews are already replacing this bridge on Canton's northwest side. It's one of the first signs of progress.

"They're getting a lot better, there's still a lot of work to do yet, they've been to most places, done some work to make the roads passable," Timmerman said.

Like 280th Street where crews are busy grading the road.

While the water has gone down, the bills for Lincoln County keep rising, this bridge alone to replace Timmerman estimates will cost over a half million dollars.

But the real cost could be to farmers during the harvest season and others who rely on these roads.

"School busses and all of this interferes with our rural mail carriers also who have to go around the section where they don't normally go," Timmerman said.

Something Romereim says he's getting used to.

"Be glad when it's done, so we can go back to town," Romereim said.

Timmerman estimates it'll take close to $3 million to make all the necessary repairs with FEMA picking up 75 percent of the cost to county and township roads.

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