WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Residents of Wessington Springs have approved $1.65 million worth of infrastructure improvements to the town's Main Street.

The Daily Republic reports that 87 percent of the 238 people who voted in Tuesday's election favored the project. It will upgrade water and sewer systems, lighting, and the road and sidewalk in a three-block area.

The project is not in response to the June 2014 tornado that devastated the community. Mayor Melissa Mebius says the project has been discussed for about a decade. It will be funded with grant and loan money.

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