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$174.6M Proposed For SF Road Repairments



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In Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether’s 2014 to 2018 Capital Program, he recommended to the City Council that nearly $175 million be invested into streets and highways. That accounts for 41 percent of the over $429 million the city is set to invest into capital programs over the next five years.

“The Mayor has said from the beginning, I want to make sure first we take care of what we have before we expand,” said Sioux Falls Director of Public Works Mark Cotter.

And that’s exactly what the city is planning on doing. Out of the $174.6 million that is set to be invested into the city's streets and highway projects, nearly $4 million of it will go towards improvements on arterial intersections. Another $1 million is for traffic signal improvements. And $44.5 million will be invested into restoring the concrete and pavement on existing roads.
     
“We have to make sure people's routes to work are smooth, and they can actually move the traffic,” said Cotter.

Cotter said each year Sioux Falls' population grows by at least 4,000. He said that's a lot of extra cars on the road, so the city will also be investing millions into expanding roads.

One project the city is planning on working on over the next five years is a $5.6 million dollar extension of 49th Street.

“Forty Ninth Street Expansion has been one of those streets identified years ago that would help take traffic off of 41st Street,” Cotter said.
      
 And 41st Street will also undergo a big expansion beginning next year.

“Our flagship project for next year is widening 41st Street on the west side of Sertoma Avenue out to the Tea Ellis Road,” Cotter said.

 For drivers, like Jim Coburn, learning that the city will be investing so much into its roads, is a great thing.

“As far as physical shape, the roads are in pretty good shape,” said Jim Coburn of Sioux Falls. “It’s just that we don't have enough of them, and they aren't wide enough to take care of the traffic in the peak times of the day.”

And Cotter said as the city begins to grow even more, more investments will be made to ensure drivers have the quickest commutes possible.
Cotter also said the city will be focusing on expanding the bike trail system. The goal is to help residents who live further outside the city have a way to connect to the trail.
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