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September 07, 2017 07:37 AM

Portion of Bike Trail To Close For Reconstruction

Sioux Falls

Bicyclist in Sioux Falls will once again face detours on the bike trail.

A portion of the trail between Tomar Park and Cliff Avenue, located along the Big Sioux River, will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, September 11th, to allow for reconstruction of the trail. 

Detour routes have been identified and will be signed. This is the second phase of construction for this project, and it is scheduled to be fully completed later this fall. 

"We divided the project into two phases to allow the public use of the trail during the popular summer months. Bicyclists, walkers, runners, and other trail users will love this new trail when it is complete," said Mike Patten, Park Development Specialist.

The trail counters confirm this section of trail to be the most popular section in town. Total counts at Spencer Park exceed 216,000 users annually, with more than half of them being cyclists. This project will create a wider trail section, a smoother surface, improved sightlines, and better drainage.  

Trail users are urged to use caution when near the construction area.

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