It's a good news and bad news type of a week for construction in Sioux Falls. Many major projects are moving along on schedule but several new projects will be starting this week.
Starting Monday morning at 9:00 ongoing construction of the Sioux River South Sanitary Interceptor Sewer Replacement Project will require lane closures on 41st Street between Spring Avenue and Norton Avenue. You will still be able to get in and out of businesses in this area. Most of the work is going to include utility replacement and street resurfacing in the intersection of 41st Street and Duluth Avenue. Work on 41st Street is expected to be completed in two weeks. The overall project completion date is scheduled for November 30th.
Several spots on East 10th Street are under construction. Concrete street repairs and joint resealing are underway 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. This project started in early October and is expected to last three to four weeks.
Work continues at the I-229/10th St. Interchange. The contractor completed placement of the epoxy chip seal on the 10th St. bridge deck over I-229 and completed the pavement repairs in the left turn lanes at the top of all 4 ramps. Over the weekend you might have noticed the ramps themselves were open to traffic but the right turn lanes at the top were closed for pavement repairs. You can still enter and exit the ramps but you will not be able to do so using the right turn lanes. When that's all finished there are areas of pavement repair on 10th St. just off the ends of the bridge which will be done using lane closures and maintaining traffic. This is the only work remaining on the contract aside from miscellaneous cleanup. All of the work should be completed in the next 2 to 3 weeks. The contractor has completed epoxy chip seals on the I-229 route at 10th St., 26th St., Cliff Ave., Minnesota Ave., Western, Louise and the bridge over the Big Sioux River.
Starting Tuesday the north lane of Tenth Street will be closed between Reid Street and Franklin Avenue. The barrier curb needs to be repaired along the street. Traffic will be maintained on Tenth Street. This should be done by October 12th.
Starting Tuesday expect traffic delays on Marion Road between 39th Street and Berkshire Boulevard. The Contractor will be pouring the center turn lane starting Tuesday and is expected to finish on Thursday, October 11th. The Contractor will be using flaggers to help traffic through the construction zone. You are asked to please consider an alternate route. This project is on schedule and should be complete in early November.
Starting at noon on Monday construction crews will be working in the middle of West Ninth Street just east of Western Avenue. The crews will be installing a CIPP liner through the sanitary sewer. Equipment will be set up in the middle of Ninth Street. Traffic will be maintained through the intersection but will be shifted around the construction equipment. No parking will be allowed along the north or south curb of West Ninth Street in the construction zone. This portion of work is expected to be completed on Friday, October 12th.
Starting Tuesday, expect various lane closures along West 49th Street between Marion Road and Cathy Avenue to allow crews to perform some miscellaneous road repairs in this area. Traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times. Traffic delays are expected. Weather permitting, the work is expected to last one week.
We are also getting an update on ongoing projects in Sioux Falls. Work continues on Cliff Avenue between 49th Street and Libby Lane. Paving is now complete. The contractor is working on lighting, topsoil behind the curbs, and striping. This project could fully open this week sometime.
Work also continues on Louise Avenue, between 85th Street to 95th Street. All mainline paving is scheduled to be complete this week. Pavement tie-ins, sidewalk work, median work, etc. will occur over the next several weeks. This project is on schedule to be open to traffic in November, with final project completion set for May of 2013.
Work is still underway on 14th Street between Phillips Avenue and Minnesota Avenue. Underground utility work is complete. The contractor is working on grading and graveling. Paving is scheduled for mid-to-late October. This project is on schedule to be complete in late November.
Work also continues on Cliff Avenue between Benson Road and 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. Mainline paving on the east side and the center turn lane is complete. Cliff Avenue traffic will remain as it is (one lane in each direction) until November to allow the contractor to finish up sidewalks, lighting, etc. on the east side of the street. This project is on schedule to 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. Graveling work is in progress on 57th Street, with paving expected to start either this week or the week after. The widening work on SD11 between 57th Street and 69th Street is nearing completion. This project is on schedule. Work on the north half of 57th Street and SD Highway 11 between 57th Street and 69th Street will be complete in November of 2012. The overall project is scheduled to be complete in November of 2013.