Counties struggling with rising costs of road and bridge maintenance

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) — South Dakota legislators are hearing from townships and counties about the rapidly rising costs of fixing and maintaining roads and bridges.

Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp says counties are dealing with increasing financial pressures.

Finck says counties are limited in the tax revenues they can raise

Finck, the incoming Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, says he has been hearing from local officials

Finck says options are limited including shifting funds or raising taxes, neither of which are very popular.