Temporary Close for Reconstruction Project
Effective Monday, May 15, 2017, the Downtown Bus Depot will temporarily close to complete a major reconstruction project on the facility. To continue to provide bus operations, Sioux Area Metro will move the Bus Depot to the southwest corner of 2nd Ave. and Fawick Park. A temporary ticket and information booth will be available at this site and all route transfers will occur on 3rd Ave. To provide a safe experience for bus customers, 3rd Avenue will be closed to motor vehicles from the viaduct to 2nd Avenue while the temporary bus depot is operational.
The reconstruction of the Downtown Bus Depot will include a new canopy with a central skylight to provide daylight and improve the exterior waiting environment. To compliment the canopy renovations, the transit building's south wall, entry doors, and exterior signage will also be reconstructed.
The total cost of the project including construction and engineering will be $ 2 million. A $ 1.1 million Federal Transit Administration grant will help pay for the project. The new Downtown Bus Depot is expected to open by October 1st.