User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


22° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

More Construction On Minnesota Avenue

August 20, 2014, 4:55 PM by Jared Ransom

More Construction On Minnesota Avenue
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Minnesota Avenue is more congested as crews continue work on a new construction project just south of I-229. Traffic is reduced down to one lane going both north and south, and peak hour traffic is feeling the strain.

"Yeah, it can be frustrating just if you're in a hurry to get somewhere like work," driver Kelsey Paulsen said.

"You have to take your time and be patient. That's just Sioux Falls," driver Steph Berry said.

Crews will repair a dip in the road by pumping foam underneath the concrete. While it will only take a week to fix the problem, drivers are still not pleased about seeing one more construction site spring up.

"I wish they would've done it sooner because school just started on Monday and now it's just going to be backed up around the lunch time. So, people that go out for lunch will only have 10 minutes or 15 instead of their 40," driver Jason Allington said.

The I-229 intersection is already busy at any point in the day, and now with the construction, drivers are looking for new ways to get home.

"It brings everyone further back because it's usually one lane, and school just started so it gets terrible," Allington said.

"I try to take different routes and I plan accordingly. Take extra time, I guess," Berry said.

It's frustration they know will pass once drivers see the finished project.

"I think they're doing great.  I think the city is trying very hard and I think it's a major project, but I think it's well worth it," Berry said.

While this project will be wrapped up by next week, other projects around the city are still ongoing. If you would like to learn more about where the construction is taking place so you can plan any detours, visit the Sioux Falls Public Works website.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story
Augustana College Student Found Safe

1/28/2015 10:56 AM

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old student left her room saying she was headed to the bathroom. Her roommate reported her missing when she had not returned.

Full Story
Parents Want Those Responsible For Racist Behavior At Hockey Game Held Accountable

1/28/2015 10:05 PM

More than 100 Native Americans met Wednesday with Rapid City official to discuss what Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris called racist and criminal ...

Full Story | Watch
Power Outage Reported In Sioux Falls

1/23/2015 12:10 PM

According to Xcel Energy, more than 8,000 customers were without power in Sioux Falls for a time Friday afternoon.

Full Story
Man Rescued From Big Stone Lake After Falling Through Ice

1/29/2015 5:30 PM

Officials are urging caution on the ice as warmer temperatures lead to changing ice conditions across the region.

Full Story | Watch


Events