If you spend any time on the east side of Sioux Falls, get ready for detours. Work will soon get underway at 26th Street and Southeastern Avenue. Crews will transform the intersection.
Signs are going up near 26th and Southeastern warning drivers that crews will soon be “raising the roads.”
They’re going to lift the intersection 25 to 30 feet. To give you a little perspective, that’s almost as tall as a three story building.
The city and state are working together on the multi-million dollar project, which also includes the Interstate 229 interchange.
We checked with Sioux Falls Public Works to find out what you can expect.
They’ll start getting bids in January.
You can also expect a public meeting in January or February. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn about the project.
Once the snow melts, construction will begin.
Southeastern will close south of 26th Street next year. It will close north of the intersection in 2020.
26th street should remain open throughout the project, but there may be fewer lanes.
By raising the intersection, trains will be able to pass underneath 26th Street. There will also be more lanes for traffic.