"We lost a special designation," said Bob Meister, Minnehaha County highway superintendent.
I'm not sure it was so special but South Dakota was the only state that still had an interstate the went from 4 lane concrete to a two lane gravel road. That distinction recently came to end when the northern end of I229 was paved but what is so special about that? Showing how backwoods our road system is?
Now if the state would stop chip-sealing many of our roads I might actually go longer than a month or two without getting another chip in my windshield. It might be good for the auto glass companies in our state but it sure sucks for those of us that have to get our windshields fixed or replaced several times a year.