The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has been awarded a nearly $2 million federal transportation grant, North Dakota’s congressional delegation announced Thursday.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program, which works to improve roadways in and through public lands and federal American Indian reservations.
This grant will be used for roadway widening, subgrade preparation, aggregate base, paving, highway lighting and signing and marking items, work that will help the tribe improve access roads to state Highway 24 near Fort Yates, N.D.
“These funds granted to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will make a significant impact on the road system near Fort Yates, which is important in providing access to schools and businesses, and encouraging economic growth,” Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg said in a joint statement.