Part of the Sioux Falls trail system is under construction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - Roughly one mile of the 20 mile Sioux Falls trail system is getting a facelift this summer.

The area is closed from Cherry Rock Park along River Boulevard to Fawick Park in downtown Sioux Falls.

The construction project is set to be complete by the end of the summer.

The $450,000 project is paving the way for a wider path for walkers and bikers alike.

Crews are updating the trail to a 12-foot wide section, smoothing out some curves, and creating a better surface.

And these upgrades are standard for the bike trail.

"This is part of our cycle program, so we analyze different areas of the trail each year and kind of put a hierarchy together of what trails are in need of replacement, what trails are in need of patching stuff like that," Mike Patten, Sioux Falls Park development specialist, said. "So, we have ongoing projects identified in our cycle program."

The good news is the bike trail just to the north is still open for the public.