South Western Avenue reopened between 69th and LaQuinta Streets

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - City officials say S. Western Avenue is now open from 69th Street to LaQuinta Street.

The street was closed for three weeks to allow for reconstruction.

The work was part of an ongoing project to reconstruct the S. Western Avenue and W. 69th Street intersection.

The project includes underground utility upgrades, widening 69th Street to four lanes with a center median from Landau Circle to Minnesota Avenue, widening Western Avenue to five lanes from Remington Place to south of 69th Street, and more.

The $6.2 million project is expected to be fully open to traffic by late fall with final completion scheduled for the spring of 2018.