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Sioux Falls construction update

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There are several construction projects starting on Monday that you will want to know about. Delays are also expected at many of these projects in Sioux Falls. If they are a part of your daily commute you may want to give yourself some extra time.

Starting on Monday, concrete street repairs will get underway on 41st Street. The first phase of work will begin on the westbound lanes of 41st Street from Kelley Avenue to Kiwanis Avenue. Lanes will be closed for the repairs but traffic will be maintained in two lanes. Traffic delays are expected so you might want to think about avoiding the area. Phase 2 of the project will be concrete repairs on 41st Street from the Big Sioux River bridge to Kiwanis Avenue in the eastbound lanes. That is expected to start in three weeks. The entire project is expected to be done by May 23rd.

Another big project that is likely to cause delays is on Russell Street. The city of Sioux Falls will begin reconstruction of the westbound lanes of Russell Street from Westport Avenue to Minnesota Avenue on Monday, April 8th. Work to reconstruct the westbound lanes of Russell Street will begin in the southeast part of the Russell Street and the Westport Avenue intersection. If you drive in this area you may have limited northbound right turns from Westport onto eastbound Russell Street while the intersection is being worked on. Once work in the intersection is done, the westbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be placed head to head in the eastbound lanes of Russell Street between Westport Avenue and Kiwanis Avenue. This project includes a full reconstruction of Russell Street turning it into a 6 lane road, 3 in each direction, between Westport Avenue and Minnesota Avenue. It will involve reconstruction of both bridges over the Big Sioux River, upgraded landscaping, and dual left turn lanes at major intersections. Also the bike trail will be detoured during construction work on the bridges to cross Russell Street at the Kiwanis Avenue traffic light. The completion date for reconstruction of the westbound lanes of Russell Street is November 1st. The eastbound lanes of Russell Street will be reconstructed next year with an overall completion date of November 2014. This is an $18.3 million dollar project.

On Monday, April 8, work will begin on the Interstate 90, Cliff Avenue interchange project. There will be restrictions in the eastbound lanes of I-90 so that workers can install guardrails and make temporary concrete repairs. The Cliff Avenue interchange ramp traffic will be maintained, but the width of the ramps will be narrower during the construction. You should expect merging and suddenly slowing traffic. The work is part of the $17. 4 million Interstate 90 and Cliff Avenue interchange project, which should be done November 8th.

Also on Monday repair work will begin on the 49th Street structure over I-29. Crews will be working on concrete repair and joint replacement. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction through the work area. The work should be done May 3rd.

Also on Monday work will begin on concrete pavement repair work on Interstate 229 and Louise Avenue, Western Avenue and Rice Street interchange ramps. Interstate ramp traffic will be maintained, but the width of the ramps will be narrower in those work areas. Officials say be prepared for slow traffic and sudden stops. The completion date for the project is June 1st.

Also on Monday expect a lot of cones in downtown Sioux Falls. Concrete repairs will begin on Tenth Street and 11th Street from Minnesota Avenue to Second Avenue. The first phase of work will begin on Tenth Street at Second Avenue and proceed to Minnesota Avenue. Lanes will be closed for the repairs but traffic will be maintained in two lanes. Traffic delays are expected. Phase 2 of the project will be concrete repairs on 11th Street from Minnesota Avenue to Second Avenue. That work is expected to start in two weeks. This project should be done by mid-June.

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