I-229 Exit 5, 26th Street, Southeastern Avenue Reconstruction

I-229/26th/Southeastern Projects

Update: 5/29/2020  

  • Pavement work has been completed on 26th Street west of I-229; the contractor is now installing sidewalk.
  • The bridge crew completed the final concrete deck pour of the river bridge on 5/27/20.
  • Concrete paving is being completed at both ends of the river bridge.
  • The concrete retaining wall along 26th Street near Cleveland Avenue is nearing completion.
  • Grading work has started along Southeastern Avenue north of 26th Street.

Commuter Route Information

  • Traffic on 26th Street remains the same as throughout the winter with one lane of traffic in each direction. 
  • Traffic will be switched to the new Big Sioux River bridge in early June. 
  • Southeastern Avenue south of 26th Street will be opened to traffic at that time, also.
  • Southeastern Avenue north of 26th Street is closed. 
  • Business access is from Cleveland Avenue.

2020 Project Milestones

  1. Begin construction of the bridge deck over the Big Sioux River
  2. Complete service road and connections onto Southeastern Ave to the south of 26th St
  3. Move traffic to the south side of 26th St
  4. Demolition of the north portion of the 26th St bridge over the Big Sioux River
  5. Construction of the piers
  6. Complete tie in work of the bridge over I-229
  7. Complete grading of 26th St near Rotary Park
  8. Utility installation on Southeastern Ave north of 26th St
  9. Construction of Southeastern Ave north of 26th St
  10. Open to traffic

Business Access Maps

Sidewalk Detour

March 6: Public Open House

Live Webcams

26th & Cleveland




Project Overview

Completion Date: July 2021

Contract Amount: $38,000,000

Project Summary:
This project will construct new on and off ramps from 26th St to I-229, realignment of Yeager Road and the construction of a new bridge over the Big Sioux River and the BNSF Railway.  Installation of new watermain, sanitary and storm sewer, new street lights and traffic signals.  

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
Dena Knutson


James Unruh

Contractor Name

D&G Concrete

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