Portions of downtown Sioux Falls roads reopening after building collapse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The City of Sioux Falls said street closures downtown will continue to affect daily commutes, especially those traveling to downtown from the east, through this week or longer.

But, the City is making an effort to provide as much access to drivers as possible by opening some stretches of roadways.

It said Phillips Avenue is now open between 11th Street and 10th Street, and that 10th Street is now open between Phillips Avenue and Main Avenue.

Therefore, a left-hand turn from Phillips Avenue onto westbound 10th Street is now possible.

The City said sidewalks are also open all along the west side of Phillips Avenue and the south side of 10th Street.

But, 10th Street remains closed from 2nd Avenue to Phillips Avenue, and Phillips Avenue remains closed from 9th Street to 10th Street.

It said these street closures are necessary for public safety until the remaining at-risk structure can be safely removed.

Additional information from the City of Sioux Falls:
• If traveling through downtown from the east, please use 8th Street or 14th Street.
• Access will be maintained from 10th Street to the lower level of the 1st Avenue public parking ramp only.
• Use River Road to access the Mall Avenue public parking surface lot.
• Sioux Area Metro buses are running from the downtown depot.