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It's a brand new look for the stretch of Highway 81 that runs along the east edge of Freeman as lights are being installed as a $169,000 project taken on by the South Dakota Department of Transporation (DOT). The light poles went up Tuesday, Aug. 21; there are 18 on the west side and 16 on the east and they will light the area stretching from Rural Manufacturing south to Freeman International. The project is in its final stages; the Courier is awaiting word from the DOT as to when the lights will be activated. The city of Freeman was notified of this project in 2016. The city is not responsible for any of the installation costs, but will have to pay a monthly fee of $5 per light.