17th Street and Walts Avenue Improvements

Project Update 10/22/2021 

  • Over the last couple of weeks, the contractor has completed topsoil placement between 12th Street and 14th Street.  
  • From 14th Street to 15th Street, the contractor has completed the grading and gravel placement.
  • Work between 14th Street and 15th Street will continue for the next few weeks to complete the concrete curb & gutter, concrete driveways, and asphalt surfacing.  
  • Installation of street lighting on the entire Walts Avenue project is ongoing.

Commuter Route Information: 

  • Walts Avenue is closed between 14th Street and 15th Street.

Project Milestones

Walts Ave

  1. Road Closure – construction begins
  2. Surface removal
  3. Watermain and service installation
  4. Sanitary sewer main and service installation
  5. Aggregate base course
  6. Asphalt paving
  7. Road Open – Construction complete

17th Street

  1. Road Closure – construction begins
  2. Asphalt surface removal
  3. New asphalt surface placement
  4. Road Open - Construction complete

Project Overview

Completion Date:

17th Street:  August 20, 2021
Walts Avenue:  October 8, 2021

Contract Amount: 


Project Summary:

Walts Avenue will include surface removal, installation of new water main, sanitary sewer, and street lights, placement of new asphalt surfacing, and accessible curb ramp improvements at the railroad crossing. 

17th Street will include asphalt surface removal, new asphalt surfacing, and accessible ramp improvements at Menlo Avenue. 

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
Chad Comes

Consultant Name:

Marshall Engineering
Project Engineer:
Marshall Runge

Contractor Name:

Backhaus Excavation and Underground, LLC