69th Street and Western Avenue Fully Open to Traffic!
The City of Sioux Falls is pleased to announce that construction on the 69th Street and Western Avenue project is substantially complete. Construction began in April, and the street is now fully open to traffic. The permanent traffic signals and street lights remain to be installed and will be completed yet this year.
West 69th Street was reconstructed from South Minnesota Avenue to South Landau Circle, along with South Western Avenue from South Remington Place to West LaQuinta Street. 69th Street was widened to four lanes and includes a median with left turn lanes at select intersections, while Western Avenue was widened to five lanes. The project also included the installation of fully actuated traffic signals to help with traffic flow, new LED streetlights to increase energy efficiency, improved ADA accessibility, a ten-foot-wide shared-use path on Western Avenue, and underground infrastructure improvements.
“The completion of this project improves another important link in our transportation system,” says Brad Ludens, Principal Engineer. “Thank you to the citizens and businesses in this area for their patience throughout the summer and for the next several weeks while we finalize our work.”
This $6.3 million project is scheduled to be fully complete by early December. Work will continue along the project over the coming weeks with installation of permanent traffic signals at 69th Street and Western Avenue, installation of street lights, minor cleanup, and project restoration. This work will result in occasional daytime lane closures outside of peak traffic hours. The prime contractor is D&G Concrete Construction Inc. of Sioux Falls.
To stay up to date about street construction in Sioux Falls, go to www.siouxfalls.org/street-construction.