Commuters on the west side of Sioux Falls will have some extra obstacles starting next week.
City engineers announced this morning that construction on 41st Street from Ellis Road to Sertoma Avenue is about to get underway. That means the busy stretch of road will be closed.
It's that time of year again. When the construction signs go up, and road repairs begin.
This summer will be a busy one for city engineers, and the first big project is about to kick-off on 41st Street.
"If you use on your daily commute, between Sertoma and Ellis Road, that'll be closed on Monday," City Engineer, Chad Huwe said. "The project itself includes the expansion of 41st Street from 2 lanes to 4 lanes. We'll also add turn lanes, bike lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalks."
Despite the name, Cliff Avenue Greenhouse is on that stretch, and managers are starting to get nervous about the impact of this road work.
"It's a very busy time of year for us and we are very concerned. They're helping us out. They're doing what they can. Plus also being able to get the project done on time," Cliff Avenue Greenhouse Manager, Hayley Zeigler said.
Hayley Zeigler, with the Greenhouse, says the city has been very helpful in preparing them for the work ahead.
They will have signs to direct traffic, and an access road for customers to get to the business, even during peak construction.
Zeigler says the prospect of having better access once the work is done will be well worth the wait.
"I believe that it's going to be marvelous. It's going to be a very very nice road. It's going to have two-way traffic. It's not going to get congested. So it will be very beneficial for all of us. It's just getting through the nine to 11 months of construction basically," Zeigler said.
And the city appreciates the positive attitudes.
"A big thank you to the affected property owners whether they're citizens or homeowners or business owners, for all of their cooperation," said Huwe.
They will not begin work near Roosevelt High School until after school is out. And they will be done with that section before school begins next fall.
The entire project should be done by November.