East Arrowhead Parkway Reconstruction Begins Next Week
The reconstruction of East Arrowhead Parkway will begin on Monday, August 14, 2017. This is a joint City of Sioux Falls/South Dakota Department of Transportation project that will be under construction for two seasons.
This year, the previously milled asphalt street between Veteran’s Parkway and Gordon Drive will receive an asphalt overlay to create a smoother ride for drivers, and the intersection of Arrowhead Parkway and Highline Avenue will be reconstructed. Next year, East Arrowhead Parkway will be reconstructed from Sycamore Avenue to Highline Avenue. Arrowhead Parkway will be widened to six lanes and include a median with left turn lanes at select intersections throughout the corridor. Various underground utility, streetlight, and traffic signal upgrades also will be completed with this project.
Arrowhead Parkway between Sycamore Avenue and Veteran’s Parkway will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction starting Monday. The asphalt overlay work will occur on Monday and Tuesday next week. Then, beginning on Wednesday, Arrowhead Parkway will continue with one lane of traffic in each direction from Foss Avenue to Veteran’s Parkway as the contractor begins work on the reconstruction of the Highline Avenue and Arrowhead Parkway intersection.
“Smoother roads are ahead for east-side Sioux Falls drivers with the additional capacity created by this project on this well-traveled corridor,” says Principal Engineer Brad Ludens.
More than 18,000 vehicles travel on East Arrowhead Parkway each day. This is projected to increase to 42,000 by 2040. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times during the reconstruction project.
Phase 1 of this $9.4 million project is anticipated to be fully open to traffic by late fall 2017, with additional work between Highline Avenue and Sycamore Avenue occurring in 2018. The overall project is scheduled to be substantially complete by late fall 2018. The prime contractor is T&R Contracting Inc. of Sioux Falls.
Drivers are urged to use caution and reduce their speed while traveling near the construction area and may want to consider alternate routes. To stay up to date about street construction in Sioux Falls, go to www.siouxfalls.org/street-construction. A great interactive map provides all the information you need.