City approves streetscape design for Dakota Avenue improvements

HURON — The Huron City Commission heard a presentation from the Stockwell Engineering’s David Locke Monday evening regarding the streetscape design for the upcoming Dakota Avenue project from Market St. to 9th St. S, scheduled to begin in 2024.

Stockwell and Huron city staff have been meeting with land owners along the route of the project to discuss the proposed plans after multiple meetings over the last two years with the commission and public forums.

Monday’s presentation was the culmination of the comments and input from all of the previous discussions.

The full project will still need to be bid by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT), as the work through town is primarily a DOT project.

After Locke presented the design, city engineer Brett Runge presented a contract amendment to the commission for the full design of the project with Stockwell, adding an additional $129,800 to make the full design contract $272,976.

Runge explained that the full construction cost for the city as the project comes through town will be $3.5 million, including water main and sewer work along with the streetscape work.

The contract amendment for Stockwell was unanimously approved.

Two zoning ordinances regarding the Broadland Creek Industrial Park received second readings on Monday.

City planner Barry Cranston reported that no feedback had been received after the first reading at his office.

Both ordinances’ second readings were approved unanimously.

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