Starting Thursday asphalt crack leveling will begin on Carolyn Avenue North of 41st Street. You will still be able to get through the area but expect lane closures and delays. This work is expected to take one day.
The SD DOT will be starting concrete repair and epoxy chip seal work on the 10th Street interchange over I-229 in Sioux Falls on Friday. The 10th Street westbound lanes will be closed to traffic beginning Friday, Sept. 28th at 6:30 p.m. and reopen at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29th. Traffic will be maintained head-to-head in the eastbound lanes. The 10th Street eastbound lanes will be closed to traffic on Saturday, Sept. 29th at 11:00 p.m. and reopened at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1st. Traffic will be maintained head-to-head in the westbound lanes. The left-turn lanes on eastbound and westbound 10th Street, as well as the I-229 left turn off-ramps at 10th Street, will be closed from Friday, Sept. 29th at 6:30 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 1st at 6:00 a.m. On Monday, Oct. 1st at 6:00 a.m. until Friday Oct. 5th, single lane closures will occur on eastbound and westbound 10th Street. The 10th Street on- and off-ramps will also have half-lane closures to help facilitate the concrete repair work. Traffic is encouraged to utilize the U-turns at the Lowell and Cleveland Avenue intersections in lieu of using the left-turn lanes. Expect traffic to be reduced to one lane through the construction zone at times. You should expect delays in this area. The substantial completion date for the $2.5 million project is October 26th.
Starting Monday concrete street repairs and joint resealing will begin on East Tenth Street between Cleveland Avenue and Sycamore Avenue. Lanes will be closed for repairs however traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. The project should take three to four weeks.
On Thursday the outside westbound lane of Russell Street between West Avenue and Western Avenue will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to allow construction crews to perform work related to the Russell Street sanitary sewer project. You're asked to take it easy while driving past crews working in this area.
Construction crews have switched traffic to the completed north side of 14th Street between Minnesota Avenue and Phillips Avenue. For the second phase of the project, the south half of 14th Street will be closed between Minnesota Avenue and Phillips Avenue. The contractor is now working on utility work on the south side of the street. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained with either Dakota Avenue or Main Avenue remaining open at all times. The project is scheduled to be completed in mid-November.
Lane closures on Minnesota Avenue are always good to keep in mind especially during the morning and evening commutes. The outside northbound lane on Minnesota Avenue at 33rd Street is closed. Northbound traffic will use the inside northbound lane. The work should be done by Friday night.
Also there's a closure on Cliff Avenue you might want to keep in mind. The west intersection at Cliff Avenue and Tomar Road is closed. The closure will be in place until Friday. Traffic on Cliff Avenue will remain open with traffic control in place. If you can you might just want to avoid the intersection until Friday.
Crews say the major project on Marion Road from Berkshire Boulevard to 39th Street is on schedule. Work continues on the east side of the street. Paving is complete on the east side of the street from Berkshire Boulevard to 34th Street. This whole thing should be done in early November.
Work also continues on Cliff Avenue from 49th Street to Libby Lane. Paving is now complete and the contractor is working on lighting, topsoil behind the curbs, and striping. Crews say this project is on schedule and should be complete in late October.
If you've driven by downtown then you've seen major progress has been made on the 8th Street construction project. 8th Street is open to one lane of traffic in each direction between Minnesota Avenue and Main Avenue. Landscaping work on 8th Street will last into October due to material supplier issues. Work also continues in the alley behind City Hall. That project is on schedule and should be completed in early November.
Work continues on Louise Avenue from 85th Street to 95th Street. Paving of the northbound lanes is complete from 85th Street to 93rd Street. The contractor is currently working on grading/paving the southbound lanes from 85th Street to 93rd Street. This project is on schedule and should be open to traffic in November with final project completion set for May of 2013.
Major work also continues on Cliff Avenue from Benson Road to 60th Street North. Work is in progress in the intersection of 60th Street North and Cliff Avenue, and on the entire east side of the street. Paving on the east side of the street between 52nd Street North and 56th Street North is scheduled for this week. This project is on schedule and should be fully open to traffic in late November, with final project completion set for July of 2013.
57th Street is currently closed between Sycamore Avenue and SD Highway 11. Grading and graveling work is being done on 57th Street, and crews are also working on widening SD11 between 57th Street and 69th Street. This project is on schedule. Work on the north half of 57th Street and SD Highway 11 between 57th Street and 69th Street should be complete in November. The overall project is scheduled to be complete in November of 2013.
Maple Street is closed approximately 900' west of Marion Road for bridge replacement work. The intersections of Marion Road and La Mesa Drive are open. Traffic will be detoured along Marion Road, 60th Street North and Tea/Ellis Road. Maple Street is scheduled to be open to traffic by mid-October.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation says all interchange ramps on Interstates 90 and 229 in Sioux Falls are again open to traffic. The contractor has finished reconstruction of the ramps and I-90 eastbound through the I-229 interchange. Keep in mind that I-90 westbound is still restricted to one lane of traffic at the I-229 interchange while minor cleanup and guardrail work is completed. It is expected that westbound I-90 traffic through the I-229 interchange will be restored to full roadway width next week.