Are you confused or simply not a fan of Roundabouts? Sioux Falls has seen a number of roundabouts popping up in the city.

Soon we will be navigating a new 'Diverging Diamond' at the 41st Street and I-29 exchange.

The Department of Transportation explains that “a diverging diamond interchange allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road. It moves high volumes of traffic through an intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. This movement provides easier access to an interstate.”

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The I-29 (Exit 77) 41st Street Interchange and 41st Street Corridor Reconstruction Project environmental study phase have been completed and they are now moving into the detailed design phase. This will include construction plans for the project roadways, retaining walls, and bridges.

41st Street and I-29 Construction To Begin in 2022 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

The process of the construction and opening of the 41st Street and I-29 Diverging Diamond started in 2017 with a public meeting on May 5. The Federal Highway Administration approved the project.

In 2018 South Dakota Department of Transportation and the FHWA approved environmental documents and detailed work began on the project.

By 2020 appraisals on property acquisitions were completed. Final construction plans, acquisitions, bids, and permits happened in 2021 with construction beginning in 2022.

"The project remains on schedule...Our next public meeting will likely be sometime after the construction contract has been awarded, probably in March 2022," SDDOT says.

MORE: Here's a Taste of What the 41st Street Overpass on I-29 Will Look Like



The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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