SIOUX FALLS, SD -
Daily commuters rely on Interstate 229 to connect them to work or school.
Now the South Dakota Department of Transportation, along with the city of Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization are hoping commuters will tell them what they are seeing on the roadways. They are holding an open house to get public input on the I-229 Major Investment Corridor Study.
"What they are going to be doing with the study is looking at a traffic analyst and what is happening now and what we expect to happen in the future,” SDDOT Sioux Falls Area Engineer Travis Dressen said.
The study will be looking at the current traffic conditions on the Interstate and how to better the heavily-traveled road in the future. Three areas the study will be focusing on are Minnesota Avenue, 10th Street and Benson Road.
"We will be looking at the safety of the corridor, be reviewing design standards that might have changed since I-229 was originally built and also look at the effects of incidents on traffic flow,” Dressen said.
The public is being asked to attend the open house Wednesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
“We want to hear what people are seeing out there. That it is not just the department looking at it just from an owner aspect but also the people out there who are using the roadway,” Dressen said.
Find more information about the study online.
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