17th Street and Walts Avenue Improvements

Project Update 11/5/2021 

  • Over the last couple of weeks, the contractor has completed the remaining work from 14th Street to 15th Street and the entire project is now open to traffic.  
  • Energizing of the street lights, resolution of minor punchlist items, and clean up and will be completed over the next few weeks.  
  • Seeding and watering will be accomplished next spring as necessary to establish vegetation.
  • This will be the last webpage update for this project.

Commuter Route Information: 

  • Walts Avenue is fully open to traffic.

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