69th Street and Western Avenue construction project nears completion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The project started in the middle of April and construction workers have completed it on time for the most part. The engineer for the project, Josh VandenBos, said they are about 95% done with it but still have some things to do in the next few weeks.

The permanent traffic signals need to be put in at the intersection of 69th street and Western Avenue. Street lights still need to be installed and there are a few places the landscaping needs to be finished off the side of the road.

The street lights will start to go up this week, but the signals probably won't be put in until November when they are delivered.

This project widened 69th Street to four lanes with a center median. Western Avenue is now five lanes from Remington Place to a little south of 69th Street.

There are a few cones left for traffic control in some places but for the most part, things are pretty clear. The engineer for the project said there will most likely be some clean up in the spring but nothing major.