Western Ave. Near 69th St. To Close For Three Weeks Starting Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The city of Sioux Falls says beginning on Monday, July 31, 2017, South Western Avenue will close from 69th Street to LaQuinta Street to allow for reconstruction. Traffic will be detoured to South Minnesota Avenue via 69th Street and 85th Street for approximately three weeks.

South Western Avenue is anticipated to reopen to traffic in late August while West 69th Street will remain open at all times.

“We appreciate the public’s patience during this street closure,” says Brad Ludens, Principal Engineer. “By closing this segment of Western Avenue, the contractor will be able to complete this phase of the project more quickly than if traffic were to be maintained.”

This work is part of the ongoing project to reconstruct the South Western Avenue and West 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.

This $6.2 million project is expected to be fully open to traffic by late fall, with final completion scheduled for the spring of 2018. The prime contractor is D&G Concrete Construction Inc. of Sioux Falls.

The city is urging drivers to use caution and reduce their speed while traveling near the construction area and should consider alternate routes.

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