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Informational Open House

Monday, March 4, 2024

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2024 Construction Season Details

Working Hours

The contractor is permitted to complete construction activities between 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily.

Detours and Closures

Western Avenue Closure:

  • Western Avenue from south of 95th Street to 271st Street (County Road 106) is now closed.
  • The intersection at 271st Street will remain open to traffic.
  • Fortunately for parent drop-off schedules, the intersection at 95th Street will remain open to traffic until school is out for the summer, and then it will close.
  • When closed, a signed detour will direct traffic to Minnesota Avenue and Louise Avenue A traffic signal at 85th Street and Western Avenue will be operational in the first week of April.

Minnesota Avenue Closure:

  • Previously, the construction plan called for the closure of Minnesota Avenue at the future South Veterans Parkway intersection; however, Minnesota Avenue will now remain open to traffic.
  • There will be one lane running in either direction for traffic flow to continue during construction.
  • This traffic impact will begin in the first or second week of April.

A press release and additional updates regarding these changes will be provided by the City of Sioux Falls prior to traffic impacts.

Construction Schedule

Segment 1: Western Avenue to Cliff Avenue

Dirt Work

Construction projects like South Veterans Parkway are designed to be as efficient and cost-effective as possible, including excavating dirt and other materials for the road bed in areas close to the project site.

  • Save time

    Hauling trucks travel shorter distances, saving time and money while minimizing impacts to the traveling public and environment.

  • Manage water

    Excavated areas also serve as future detention ponds, which mitigate potential impacts to downslope properties by holding storm water runoff and releasing it at a slower rate.

  • Reduce cost

    There are cost savings from purchasing land for excavation near the project area rather than relying on more expensive excavation areas further away.

Segment 1 Construction Quick Facts