Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe looks at toll booths to improve roads

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. — Deteriorating infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Reservation is spurring the discussion on whether toll booths could help fill a financial gap on the reservation.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is taking part in a feasibility study to look at toll booths on State and Federal highway entry points. The booths are being considered to help generate revenue to repair “failing transportation infrastructure on the reservation,” says a press release.

Roadways on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe faced damage in previous years after record rainfall and flooding.

“We need to take such action because of Federal neglect in the infrastructure property they have initiated,” said Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier.

BIA Route 3, Moreau River

There are currently no toll booths established in the state of South Dakota.

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