Now that the calendar officially says Spring, we're about to embark on another season in Sioux Falls.

Road construction season.

The Sioux Falls Public Works Department has announced plans for no fewer than nine major projects that are currently underway, about to start, or are scheduled to begin later this year.

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Diverging Diamond South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
South Dakota Dept. of Transportation
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41st Street & I-29 Interchange Reconstruction
(Construction to resume March 27)

  • Reconstruction of the interchange and reconstruction of 41st Street from I-29 to Shirley Avenue
  • Diverging diamond interchange being constructed
  • At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on 41st Street during construction in 2023
  • Some side streets will be closed during construction
  • The on and off-ramps of I-29 will close periodically during construction
    Estimated Timeline

Final completion in the Spring of 2024

Arrowhead Parkway & Six Mile Road Reconstruction
City of Sioux Falls
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Arrowhead Parkway & Six Mile Road Reconstruction
(Construction to resume this Spring)

  • Widened to four-lane roadways with center-raised medians
  • Underground utility improvements, street lights, and traffic signals
  • One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction in 2023

Final completion this fall

Benson Road & I-229 Interchange Reconstruction
City of Sioux Falls
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Benson Road & I-229 Interchange Reconstruction
(Work is expected to begin April 3)

  • Diverging diamond interchange at I-229
  • Widening Benson Road to three lanes in each direction west of I-229 and two lanes in each direction east of I-229
  • Underground utility upgrades, new concrete surfacing, and a center median on Benson Road
  • Triple left turn lane from the I-229 northbound off-ramp onto westbound Benson Road
  • One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained during construction west of I-229
    Benson Road will be closed east of I-229 during construction in 2023; will be open during construction in 2024
  • The on and off-ramps of I-229 will close periodically during construction
  • Nighttime closures of I-229 will occur when new bridge girders are being set

Final completion in the spring of 2025

Benson Road & I-229 Interchange Reconstruction
City of Sioux Falls
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Veterans Parkway, Western Avenue to Cliff Avenue
(Work is expected to begin in June)

  • Constructing a six-lane roadway with a raised, landscaped median
  • Bridge over 85th Street, a pedestrian underpass, a roundabout at 95th Street and Western Avenue, and reconstruction at the intersections of Cliff Avenue, Minnesota Avenue, and Western Avenue
  • Cliff Avenue will be impacted in 2023 – one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times
  • Minnesota Avenue and Western Avenue will be impacted in 2024 – both roadways will be fully closed for a period of time during the summer of 2024.
  • Nighttime closure of 85th Street will occur when new bridge girders are being set

Final completion in the fall of 2024

6th Street, I-229 to Sycamore Avenue Concrete Rehabilitation
City of Sioux Falls
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6th Street, I-229 to Sycamore Avenue Concrete Rehabilitation
(Work is expected to begin in May)

  • Concrete repairs and asphalt overlay on the western portion of the project
  • Full-depth and partial-depth concrete repairs on the eastern portion of the project, including diamond grinding of the pavement to improve the ride quality
  • One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times
  • Some side streets will be closed during portions of the work

Final completion in October

Cliff Avenue, 11th Street to 26th Street
City of Sioux Falls
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Cliff Avenue, 11th Street to 26th Street
(Work is expected to begin in June)

  • Concrete repairs, lighting upgrades, and traffic signal upgrades in 2022
  • Asphalt overlay in 2023
  • One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times
  • Some side streets will be closed during portions of the work

Work will take approximately one month to complete

26th Street, Cleveland Avenue to Alpine Avenue
City of Sioux Falls
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26th Street, Cleveland Avenue to Alpine Avenue
(Work is expected to begin in late June or early July)

  • Concrete repairs and an asphalt overlay
  • Reconstructing 38 accessible curb ramps to meet current standards
  • Minor storm drainage and lighting work
  • One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times
  • Some side streets will be closed during portions of the work

Completion late this fall

Unity Bridge - Sioux Falls
City of Sioux Falls
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Unity Bridge
(Work began in mid-February)

  • Reconstruction of the Unity Bridge and about 900’ of 6th Street east to Weber Avenue
  • Underground utility improvements, railroad crossing upgrades, and streetscaping
  • 42” bore through quartzite for the underground utilities to cross the railroad tracks
  • Preparatory work for a potential future whistle reduction zone through the downtown area
  • 6th Street is closed during construction, vehicle traffic is detoured to 8th Street
  • The Greenway Trail is closed during construction, pedestrian traffic on the Greenway Trail is detoured through Falls Park, then along Phillips Avenue to the Arc of Dreams

Final completion in 2024

85th Street and Cliff Avenue Intersection Reconstruction
City of Sioux Falls
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85th Street and Cliff Avenue Intersection Reconstruction
(Work is expected to begin April 3)

  • Reconstructing and widening Cliff Avenue from just north of 85th Street to just south of 90th Street
  • Reconstructing and widening 85th Street from Cliff Avenue to the west about 500 feet
  • Both streets will be four lanes with a raised center median and turn lanes
  • Water main, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, street lighting, and traffic signals
  • Both Cliff Avenue and 85th Street will be closed for the duration of construction, Cliff Avenue traffic will be detoured to Minnesota Avenue, 85th Street traffic will be detoured to 69th Street

Completion by mid-August

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