Project: P 1282(06), PCN 00KE, Minnehaha County & CIP 497099, PCN X02K, Minnehaha County
Location: Russell Street, from Westport Ave. to Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls
Improvement Type: Grading, PCCP Surfacing, ROW, Replacement of Structures #50-183-195 WB & #50-183-196 EB, Water and Sanitary Sewer Upgrades
Due to the increase in traffic volumes Russell Street will be reconstructed to a six-lane roadway from Westport Avenue to Minnesota Avenue with the entire widening taking place between the service roads. Bicyclists will be able to more safely get to and from Southeast Technical Institute and the Big Sioux River bike trail on a completely redesigned Russell Street. Bike lanes will be six feet wide in both directions; a separate 10’ bike/pedestrian path along with a 10’ grass boulevard will be on the south side. Six 11.5’ lanes from Westport to Minnesota avenues will carry growing automotive traffic in the state’s largest city. The former design had four lanes. Two larger bridges will replace the current Big Sioux River bridges, and an upgraded storm sewer system will provide improved drainage during heavy rains. The westbound lanes were constructed in 2013; eastbound lanes will be constructed in 3 phases and completed in 2014. Colored concrete, landscape plantings, trees and boulevard mounding will make Russell Street a more pleasant corridor for residents, commuters and visitors.
The project will be constructed in 6 phases. The westbound lanes will be constructed in 2013 and the eastbound lanes will be constructed in 2014. The overall completion date is November 21, 2014.
Traffic Effects During Construction:
Thru traffic will be maintained at all times. Motorists should expect delays through the construction area and stay alert for workers, equipment, lane closures, lane shifts, and sudden slowing of traffic.
This project information can also be viewed at the City of Sioux Falls website: http://www.siouxfalls.org/public-works/street-construction.aspx
For more information contact Brad Tiede at 605.367-5680 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) has a long history of public involvement in the development of transportation plans and projects. The 2005 passage of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires a public involvement process. Public meetings for the project scope and/or design will occasionally be scheduled to collect public input, provide information and answer questions.
Public Information Meeting - November 7, 2012