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Sioux Falls construction update

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A major project got underway on Cliff Avenue Wednesday night. Traffic is being reduced to one lane in all directions at the intersection of 60th Street North and Cliff Avenue. City crews will be restricting northbound and southbound left turns from Cliff Avenue onto 60th Street North. Which basically means no left turns will be allowed. The city says they expect significant traffic delays beginning Thursday morning if people do not find an alternate route through this intersection. The City is asking people to avoid traveling through this intersection if at all possible while they are working in the intersection. If people are coming from north of Sioux Falls, they ask that they use I-29 and access the northern industrial area from the west on 60th Street North or use I-229 and access the northern industrial area from the east on Benson Road. If people are coming from the south, they ask that they use Benson Road and either 4th Avenue or Lewis Avenue as an alternate route to access the northern industrial area.

Brad Ludens the Project Manager says, "if everyone comes through the intersection that typically does on a regular day, we expect traffic to be backed up past I-90. Use the alternate route if you can." The 10-million-dollar Cliff Avenue reconstruction project should be finished in November.

Also starting Thursday micro-surfacing will begin from Minnesota Avenue to Grange Avenue and 22nd Street to 26th Street. Streets in this area will be closed during the micro-surfacing work. The work in this area is expected to be completed in two days.

Also starting Thursday Tenth Street between Lake Avenue and Covell Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic to allow street repairs in these intersections. A detour will route traffic north on Grange Avenue to Ninth Street, west to West Avenue, and south back to Tenth Street. Eastbound traffic will remain on Tenth Street during this work. This work is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Ongoing construction of the Sioux River South Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Replacement Project will require the closure of Grange Avenue between 49th Street and Interstate 229. A detour route will be provided for businesses along Grange Avenue between 49th Street and 51st Street. Public Works encourages motorists to use Minnesota Avenue, 41st Street, and Grange Avenue between 41st Street and 51st Street as alternate routes.

Starting on Wednesday, September 5th, Main Avenue will be closed north of 14th Street to allow the contractor to pave through the intersection. Dakota Avenue will be reopened at 14th Street to allow traffic through. Traffic is encouraged to use Phillips Avenue and Dakota Avenue as an alternate route.

Various lane closures are happening along North Minnesota Avenue between Russell Street and Benson Road to allow crews to perform some miscellaneous road repairs in this area. Traffic is being maintained in both directions at all times. Traffic delays are expected. This work started Tuesday and should last around four weeks.

We also have some work on the interstates in Sioux Falls. Starting Thursday Sept. 6th, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin concrete pavement repair on the Interstate 229 and Rice Street interchange northbound and southbound on- and off-ramps.

Crews will begin by breaking and removing the existing damaged concrete pavement, followed by the placement of new concrete pavement. Interstate ramp traffic will be maintained on the interstate ramps with the width of the ramp being narrowed through the work areas. The project is anticipated to be completed by Sept. 21st.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation wants drivers to know that crews will begin repair work on Interstate 29 from just north of the Tea interchange to just north of the 57th Street overpass on Wednesday September 5th. Expect various single-lane closures between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-29 through the interchange with I-229. No work will be done during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., but motorists may be restricted to one lane and unable to pass when lane markers are in-place. Motorists should expect delays though the construction area.

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