49th Street Extension – Western Avenue to West Avenue

Project Update 10/15/2021 

  • Grading operations have been ongoing and storm drainage pipe has been installed.
  • Over the next few weeks grading operations will continue and installation of storm drainage pipe near Western Avenue will commence. 

Commuter Route Information: 

  • Minimal impact to traffic for 2021 work.  
  • Trucks will access the project from 47th Street and from the intersection of 49th Street and Western Avenue.
  • Pedestrian detours have been installed where necessary for 2021 work.

Project Milestones 

Phase 1: Western Avenue to West Avenue, excluding intersections. 

  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. Utilities
  2. Aggregate base course
  3. Concrete paving
  4. Landscaping & seeding
  5. Light installation, permanent signage & roadway striping
  6. Roadway Open – Construction Complete

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 22, 2022

Contract Amount: 

$2,475,528.75

Project Summary:

This project will construct a new portion of 49th Street from Western Avenue to West Avenue where there is currently no roadway in place. This project is part of the city’s long range plans intended to alleviate traffic congestion on 41st Street.  Work will be accomplished in 2 phases.    

Phase 1 will consist of grading, installation of water main, and storm sewer work between Western Avenue and West Avenue, and will be mostly accomplished in the fall of 2021. Primary access for construction will be from 47th Street.

Phase 2 will include the installation concrete pavement and median landscaping, and will also include work in and adjacent to the intersections of Western Avenue and West Avenue. This work will be accomplished in 2022.  

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
Chad Comes
605-367-8630
ccomes@siouxfalls.org

Consultant Name:

Infrastructure Design Group, Inc.
Kari Johnson
605-271-2753
Karij@infrastructuredg.com

Contractor Name:

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