The Lewis & Clark Board of Directors on April 28 awarded a $16,541,369 contract to Halme Construction of Lake Norden, SD to construct 16 miles of 16-inch diameter pipe that is part of the Madison service line. This segment starts just west of Crooks and heads north. Due to skyrocketing inflation, this contract was $4M more than what was included in the original budget when the project was authorized as adjusted for inflation.