49th Street Extension – Western Avenue to West Avenue

Project Update 5/18/2022 

  • West Avenue has been reopened to traffic and the pedestrian detours switched over.
  • The right-thru lane on Western Avenue was closed and pavement removals were completed and old signal poles were taken town. 
  • 49th Street continued to be prepped for paving. 
  • 2 eastbound lanes on 49th were paved from Western Avenue to West Avenue. 
  • The drop inlet on Western Avenue was removed and the new one was constructed. 
  • The new right turn lane on Western Avenue was paved as well. 
  • Paving on 49th Street and Western Avenue will continue.

Commuter Route Information

  • The northbound, right-thru lane on Western Avenue is closed from 50th Street to 48th Street, as well as the sidewalk, but access to any businesses therein are still open.
  • Pedestrian detour routes are provided on the West side of Western Avenue.

Project Milestones 

Phase 1: Western Avenue to West Avenue, excluding intersections. Completed in 2021

  1. Traffic Control Setup – construction begins
  2. Grading
  3. Storm sewer installation
  4. Water main installation
  5. Aggregate base course

Phase 2: Western Avenue to West Avenue, excluding intersections.

  1. Abandon sanitary sewer manhole on West Avenue
  2. Install storm RCP pipe and drop inlet on West Avenue
  3. Relocate hydrant and extend water main on West Avenue
  4. Prepare and compact subgrade on West Avenue
  5. Core existing RCP and install underdrain on West Avenue
  6. Install curb and gutter on West Avenue
  7. Pave concrete intersection on West Avenue
  8. Asphalt pavement on West Avenue
  9. Lane Closure & Temporary Traffic Signal set up on Western Avenue
  10. Install drop inlet and tie into storm sewer on Western Avenue
  11. Place curb and gutter, sidewalk, and PCC pavement on Western Avenue
  12. Install new traffic signals and ADA push buttons on Western Avenue
  13. Prepare and compact subgrade on Western Avenue
  14. Construct and pave 49th Street from Western Ave. to West Ave.
  15. Construct and landscape median on 49th Street.

Phase 2A: Western Avenue & 49th Street intersection.

  1. Traffic Control Setup – construction begins
  2. Removals
  3. Grading 
  4. Utilities
  5. Aggregate base course
  6. Concrete paving
  7. Light installation, permanent signage & roadway striping
  8. Seeding
  9. Roadway Open – Construction Complete

Phase 2B: Western Avenue & 49th Street intersection.

  1. Traffic Control Setup – construction begins
  2. Surfacing Removal
  3. Grading 
  4. Utilities
  5. Aggregate base course
  6. Concrete paving
  7. Asphalt paving
  8. Light installation, permanent signage & roadway striping
  9. Seeding
  10. Roadway Open – Construction Complete
     

Project Overview

Completion Date:

September 1, 2022

Contract Amount: 

$2,475,528.75

Project Summary:

This project will be the complete construction of 49th Street from S. Western Avenue to S. West Avenue. The project includes placement of new PCC pavement, water main, storm sewer, sidewalk and ADA ramps, traffic signals and street lights. It also boasts a landscaped median and designated bike lanes.

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
John Osman
605-367-8640
josman@siouxfalls.org

Consultant Name:

Infrastructure Design Group, Inc.
Siana Murphy
605-271-5527
sianam@infrastructuredg.com

Contractor Name:

T&R Contracting 
Ryan Gulbranson
605-321-9843
Ryan@tandrcontracting.com