SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Crews are shutting down a stretch of road on 57th Street between Old Yankton Road and Old Yankton Circle. Crews officially shut down the stretch of road at 6:30 a.m. Monday.
Construction may be a pain for many, as nearly 20,000 cars pass along 57th Street, just west of Western Avenue each day. But officials with the City's Public Works Department say it has to be done.
This closure is part of the ongoing upgrades to the sanitary sewer system. The road has to be torn up so a new pipe can get put into place.
The City is asking drivers to detour on 49th Street, Western Avenue, Louise Avenue and Interstate 229.
The construction is expected to be complete by Tuesday, October 8.
And if crews finish the project before that date, then they will get a bonus. But if they do not get the work done on time, they will be fined.
“If they get the work done, everyday ahead of the seven days, they get a $4,000 incentive. Everyday after, there is a $4,000 disincentive,” Chad Huwe with Sioux Falls Public Works said.
The City and businesses along 57th Street hope this construction is completed quickly. They have constructed temporary accesses to area businesses so they do not lose too much business.
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