Improved entryway/bike path may be coming


All involved parties for the developments surrounding a new entryway and bike path for the greater community of Flandreau verbally committed to support the comprehensive plan currently in place at the most recent meeting of the Flandreau City Council.
If all goes according to plan, it will mean a very different look for those entering the community in the coming years. It will also mean a more extensive network of biking and walking paths for everyone to get out and explore.
The Flandreau Development Corporation has formally partnered in conversations with City and Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal officials along with a number of involved citizens over the past three years to put a tangible plan in place. That plan, initially inspired through conversations with Wellmark’s Healthy Hometown initiative, will now move forward in a grant application to be submitted to the Department of Transportation. If approved, the majority of the proposed nearly $800,000 project will be funded through the transportation grant. The FDC, City and FSST have all verbally committed to supporting the remaining costs.
Conversations about how to create a more welcoming, walkable and bikeable community have been happening in Flandreau for the better part of the past decade, but only recently have those conversations produced actual renderings and a tangible multi-stage plan.
Those interested to learn more about the project are invited to an open house and presentation Wed Sep 21, 2022 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the William Janklow Community Center. Partners in the project are asking community members and others that might be interested in having access to an extensive biking/walking path in the area to put the date on their calendar. This will be an opportunity to both learn about the various phases of the project and have the chance to weigh in with any thoughts.
For more information on the meeting or the project itself, call City Office at (605) 997-2492.

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