8th Street Bridge Rehabilitation and Greenway Improvements

Bridge image

Project Update 10/8/2020 

Due to COVID-19, weekly meetings will not be open to the public.  If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the project team.  

  • Over the next few weeks, crews will continue to place curb and gutter on the deck with sidewalk and mainline concrete to follow.    

Project Milestones

  1. Road and bike trail closures and detours begin
  2. Removals of the surfacing work
  3. Private utility relocation
  4. Construction of bridge access roads and cofferdams
  5. Bridge fill removal
  6. Bridge rehabilitation improvements
  7. Concrete repairs along 8th Street
  8. Private utility placement
  9. Bridge fill placement
  10. Open roadway
  11. Greenway and bike trail improvements
  12. Final project completion

Commuter Route Information:

  • 8th St bridge closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  
  • The bike path under the bridge will also be closed. 
  • Please use the designated detour route. 
  • Vehicular detour routes include Phillips Ave, 6th St, and Weber Ave or Main Ave, 11th St, and Franklin Ave.
  • Pedestrian detour route includes Phillips Ave, 9th St, crossing the river on the pedestrian bridge then through Hilton Garden Inn path which connects to the bike path.  
  • The river is also be closed to canoe/kayaking. 
  • A portage has been installed upstream of the bridge.   

Public Meeting:

Meeting Date: 11/11/2019

Site Plan
Bride Design Details
Bridge Lighting
Detour Plan

Detour Plan

Detour Plan

Pedestrian Detour

Pedestrian Detour Route

Project Overview

Completion Date:

Final completion of work is August 28, 2021

Project Summary:

This project includes rehabilitation of the 8th Street bridge, watermain replacement, alley and Greenway improvements, sidewalk improvements, bridge lighting and construction of concrete street surfacing and concrete patching. 

Contact Infomation

City of Sioux Falls
Dena Knutson

Consultant Name:

Infrastructure Design Group
Tanner Odegaard

Contractor Name:

SFC Civil Constructors
A Journey Group Company