Cheyenne River Sioux wants toll revenue for road repair


EAGLE BUTTE (AP) – The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe wants to take matters into its own hands to repair flood-damaged roads rather than wait for federal help.

The tribe is exploring the installation of toll booths to fund fixes of infrastructure damage resulting from recent record-setting flooding.

Chairman Harold Frazier says the revenue would also go to future repairs since a majority of the reservation's roads are vulnerable to weather.

Tribal spokesman Remi Bald Eagle tells the Rapid City Journal toll booths would be placed at entrances to state and federal roads that are on reservation land.

Bald Eagle said the tribe is studying how many vehicles pass through the reservation, what the toll price should be, and whether there would be any negative repercussions to installing the booths.

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