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Washington, DC —  U.S. Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) and John Thune (R-SD) today announced more than $2.5 million in funding to resurface South Dakota Highway 40 from Hermosa, SD to the Shannon County line.

This funding was approved by Congress in last year's Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development (TTHUD) Appropriations bill. SD 40 is used often by people traveling between Rapid City and Shannon County.

"This funding will enhance economic and community development by improving transportation infrastructure," Johnson said. "Such resources create the conditions in which South Dakota businesses can expand and employ more people. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to use my influence to bring home funding to be used where it is most needed. I'm glad Senator Thune and I could work together on this project."

"This is an important project for Western South Dakota and I am proud that Senator Johnson and I were able to work together to make it a reality," said Thune. "Continuing to improve our state's highway system is not only vital to expanding and enhancing economic development in this region and across South Dakota but it makes traveling safer. Our state's infrastructure is a priority for me and I will continue to work to make sure that these projects are funded."