I-229 Exit 5, 26th Street, Southeastern Avenue Reconstruction
- The 26th St entrance to Rotary Park will be closed until mid-September as the entrance is raised to match the new elevation of 26th St.
- The concrete barriers are being completed along the south side of the new 26th Street bridge.
- The old 26th Street bridge is now gone.
- The bridge contractor continues the foundation and piling work for the north half of the new 26th Street bridge.
- Grading and retaining wall work continues along Southeastern Avenue north of 26th Street.
Commuter Route Information
- Traffic was switched to the new Big Sioux River bridge on June 4.
- Southeastern Avenue south of 26th Street is now open to traffic, also.
- Southeastern Avenue north of 26th Street is closed.
- Business access is from Cleveland Avenue.
2020 Project Milestones
- Begin construction of the bridge deck over the Big Sioux River
- Complete service road and connections onto Southeastern Ave to the south of 26th St
- Move traffic to the south side of 26th St
- Demolition of the north portion of the 26th St bridge over the Big Sioux River
- Construction of the piers
- Complete tie in work of the bridge over I-229
- Complete grading of 26th St near Rotary Park
- Utility installation on Southeastern Ave north of 26th St
- Construction of Southeastern Ave north of 26th St
- Open to traffic
March 6: Public Open House
26th & Cleveland
Completion Date: July 2021
Contract Amount: $38,000,000
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.
City of Sioux Falls