Construction Begins On Russell Street
by Laura Monteverdi, Reporter
October 12, 2012 5:53 PM
Russell Street will be the center of major road construction in the coming weeks, and it's all connected to the new Sioux Falls events center. The construction is being done to extend the sanitary city line in order to service the future Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.
While crews are busy working on underground pipes, orange cones will go up along Russell Street to divert traffic. City Engineer Brad Ludens said drivers should prepare for delays.
Ludens said, "Traffic will be detoured onto the service road onto the northside of Russell Street and traffic will be reduced to one lane."
The westbound lane will be closed starting Sunday, October 14th and will remain closed through Friday, October 19th. After that, the westbound lanes will reopen and construction on the eastbound lanes will begin on Sunday, October 21st.
The enitre project is scheduled to wrap up by Oct. 26. Ludens suggests drivers use alternate routes to avoid the delays. The suggested alternate routes are Madison Street, 12th St. and 60th St. North.
According to public works, Russell Street handles about 20,000 vehicles per day, so taking these alternate routes could save drivers a lot of time and even a few headaches.