South Western Avenue Is Reopened!

South Western Avenue is now open from 69th Street to LaQuinta Street! The street had been closed for approximately three weeks to allow construction crews to reconstruct the street.

“We appreciate the public’s patience during this street closure and are happy to announce the street has reopened,” says Brad Ludens, Principal Engineer.

This work was 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.

Drivers are urged to use caution and reduce their speed while traveling near the construction area and should consider alternate routes. To stay up to date about street construction in Sioux Falls, go to www.siouxfalls.org/street-construction. A great interactive map provides all the information you need.