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2020

Recent News Releases

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 41st Street | Street Closure – 18th Street | Riverdale Park - Greenway Trail Bridge Closed for Repair

  • Phased Reopening of City Amenities

    To protect the health and the public while also offering services and programs, the City of Sioux Falls continues to reopen its buildings and amenities in a phased manner.

  • Lane Shift - 26th Street

    Beginning on Thursday, June 4, 2020, traffic will be moved to the south side of East 26th Street between I-229 and Southeastern Avenue.

  • Turn Lane Closure – 41st Street

    Beginning on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, the westbound to southbound left turn lane on West 41st Street at Western Avenue will be closed as part of the next phase of the reconstruction of the intersection of 41st Street and Western Avenue.

  • Lane Closure – Ninth Street from Phillips Avenue to Main Avenue

    Beginning on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the westbound lane of West North Ninth Street will be closed between Phillips Avenue and Main Avenue to allow crews to perform concrete pavement patching

  • Sidewalk Closures – Eighth Street and Reid Street

    Beginning on Tuesday morning, June 2, 2020, the sidewalk on the south side of East Eighth Street between the Big Sioux River bridge and Weber Avenue and the sidewalk on the west side of South Reid Street south of Eighth Street will have some isolated closures.

  • Mayor Implements Temporary Curfew

    Mayor Paul TenHaken has signed a Declaration of Emergency and a corresponding 10:00 p.m. curfew for the area bordered by 57th Street on the south

  • Mayor TenHaken and Chief Burns Issue Statements on Events in Minneapolis

    Today, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken and Police Department Chief Matthew Burns issued the following statements in response to recent events in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Street Construction News

    Russell Frontage Road Closure | Sidewalk Closure - Ninth Street

  • Mayor’s Column: Summer of New Opportunities

    From fall football to spring soccer and winter skiing to summer baseball and softball, the City of Sioux Falls offers a wide-range of activities for all seasons of the year.

  • Lane Closures – Lake Shore Boulevard

    Beginning on Thursday morning, May 28, 2020, the inside eastbound lane and inside westbound lane of Lake Shore Boulevard will be closed between South Edna Avenue and South Lorraine Drive.

  • Bailey Street Closure

    Beginning on Thursday, May 28, 2020, Bailey Street will be closed between Minnesota Avenue and Summit Avenue.

  • Mayor Delivers State of the City

    Mayor Paul TenHaken shared his message of hope, unity, resilience, compassion, and strength today in his 2020 State of the City Address.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures - West Avenue | Street Closure - 12th Street | Lane Closures – Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closure - Russell Street | Lane Closure - Western Avenue | Sertoma Park – Greenway Trail Bridge Closed for Repair

  • Public Hearing

    The City of Sioux Falls’ Housing Division will hold two virtual public hearings on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Russell Frontage | Lane Closures – 57th Street | Lane Closure - Minnesota Avenue

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 49th Street | Street Closure - Marion Road

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – 41 Street | Lane Closure - Main Avenue

  • City Announces Summer Service Updates

    The City of Sioux Falls is committed to offering summer family friendly opportunities while reducing the spread of COVID-19.

  • The New Look of Customer Service in City Buildings

    On Monday, May 18, 2020, City Hall, the City Center, and Carnegie Town Hall will reopen to the public in limited capacity.

  • Street Construction News - Reminder

    Reminder: Western Avenue Street Closure - North of 41st Street | Lane Closures - 60th Street North and Cliff Avenue

  • Street Closure – 13th Street

    Beginning on Friday, May 15, 2020, East 13th Street will be closed from First Avenue to Second Avenue to allow crews to perform concrete pavement patching.

  • Street Construction News

    I-229 Interstate and Rice Street Ramp Closure Update | Lane Closure – North Dakota Avenue | Intersection Closure – Cleveland Avenue and Rice Street

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 52nd Street and Kyle Avenue | I-229 Interstate and Rice Street Ramp Closure

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Western Avenue | Lane Closure – Kiwanis Avenue | Street Closure – 13th Street | Street Closure – Judy Avenue | Sanitary Sewer Repairs – 42nd Street, Genevieve Avenue, and Judy Avenue

  • City Offices Begin to Reopen to the Public

    Beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020, City Hall and the City Center will reopen to the public in a limited capacity.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 57th Street | Lane Closure – 26th Street | Street Closure – Southeastern Avenue | Kirby Dog Park at Fork Sod | Kirby Dog Park at Fork Sod

  • Council Approves New COVID-19 Ordinance

    At a special City Council meeting this morning, May 7, 2020, the Sioux Falls City Council voted to ease business limitations necessary to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls region. The new ordinance (47-20) passed 7-1

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #3 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 5 days.

  • Lane Closures – West Eighth Street and North Dakota Avenue

    Beginning on Thursday morning, May 7, 2020, the outside eastbound lane of West Eighth Street will be closed for a short distance to the west of North Dakota Avenue and to the east of North Main Avenue

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – West 57th Street | Street Closure - Bailey Street | Lane Closure – 57th Street

  • Street Construction News

    Marion Road Water Main Extension Project from Benson Road to 54th Street North | Lane Closure - Tomar Road

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 41st Street between Sparta Avenue to Faith Avenue| Street Closure – 12th Street | Street Closure – 13th Street | Lane Closures – Rice Street from Cliff Avenue to Cleveland Avenue | Lane Closures - Southeastern Avenue | Street Closure – Fourth Street

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the amended Citizen Participation Plan for the City of Sioux Falls

  • First City Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

    The City of Sioux Falls has confirmed that an employee who works in the Police Department tested positive for COVID-19.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – Minnesota Avenue |Lane Closures - 12th Street | Lane Closure – Indian Mound Drive

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures - Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closures - Kiwanis Avenue | Lane Closure – 41st Street | Street Closure – 22nd Street | Lane Closure – Ninth Street

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Bahnson Avenue from Sixth Street to Solar Drive | Lane Closures – Ellis Road from 41st Street to 12th Street | Street Closure –51st Street from Holbrook Avenue to Drexel Drive

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Bahnson Avenue from Sixth Street to Solar Drive | Lane Closures – Ellis Road from 41st Street to 12th Street | Street Closure –51st Street from Holbrook Avenue to Drexel Drive

  • Street Closure - Southeastern Avenue

    Beginning on Monday, April 27, 2020, Southeastern Avenue will be closed approximately 700 feet north of East 26th Street to East 18th Street.

  • Mill and Asphalt Overlay – Southeastern Avenue

    Beginning on Thursday, April 23, 2020, the east leg of the Southeastern Avenue and Marson Drive intersection will be closed to traffic to allow for storm sewer improvements and construction of a valley gutter

  • Mayor Announces SOAR Plan to Help Businesses

    The City of Sioux Falls has established a Resiliency Team to work with organizations throughout the city to provide education and help

  • Lane Closure – East Sixth Street

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, April 20, 2020, both eastbound lanes of East Sixth Street will be closed between the Big Sioux River and North Weber Avenue.

  • Construction to begin on 85th Street

    Beginning on Friday, April 17, 2020, West 85th Street will be closed to thru traffic from Tallgrass Avenue to Hughes Avenue.

  • Lane Closures - Minnesota Avenue

    Beginning on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the outside northbound and southbound lanes of South Minnesota Avenue will be closed between 41st Street and 57th Street to allow construction crews to perform storm drainage repairs

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure – 13th Street | Lane Closure - Phillips Avenue

  • First Responders Are Asking the Public to Sew Masks

    First responders in the Sioux Falls area are asking the public to consider donating homemade cloth facemasks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closures – 37th Street and Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closure - Minnesota Avenue | Lane Closures – Rice Street

  • Lane Closure – Benson Road

    Beginning on Thursday morning, April 9, 2020, the outside eastbound lane of West Benson Road will be closed between North Marion Road and North Galaxy Lane.

  • Do Your Part to Help Garbage Haulers: Bring Collection Containers Curbside and Tie Trash Bags

    On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the City Council adopted a temporary ordinance change that removes the curbside collection restriction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – 41st Street | Lane Closure – 69th Street and Tallgrass Avenue

  • Lane Closures – 69th Street between Louise Avenue and Medical Court

    Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020, work will resume on West 69th Street between Louise Avenue and Medical Court.

  • Lane Closure – 57th Street

    Beginning on Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020, the outside westbound lane of West 57th Street will be closed for approximately 400 feet beginning at West Batcheller Lane.

  • Street Construction News

    Retaining Wall Repairs on East 57th Street | Construction to Begin at 41st Street and Western Avenue Intersection | Construction to begin on Southeastern Avenue | Street Closure - Western Avenue from Sixth Street to Ninth Street

  • Park Amenity Closures Support Social Distancing

    Increased activity in parks along with a lack of social distancing has promoted the Parks and Recreation Department to take additional steps to help protect the health of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – West 41st Street | Lane Closures - East 41st Street | Lane Closure – South Grange Avenue | Street Closure - Western Avenue from Sixth Street to Ninth Street

  • Neighborhood Fire Truck Tours

    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will be taking to the streets from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, to parade fire trucks through streets of Sioux Falls.

  • Emergency Lane Closure – South Western Avenue

    Beginning immediately on Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020, the southbound lane of South Western Avenue will be closed between West 28th Street and West Oak Street.

  • Street Construction News

    Lane Closure – West 41st Street | Lane Closures - East 41st Street | Lane Closure – South Grange Avenue | Street Closure - Western Avenue from Sixth Street to Ninth Street

  • 41st Street and Western Avenue Construction to Begin

    Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020, the intersection of 41st Street and Western Avenue will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction as work begins during the reconstruction project.

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #2 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Street Construction News

    Street Closure - Fourth Street | Intersection Closures – 33rd Street and Minnesota |

  • In-Person Absentee Voting Begins Monday, March 30, 2020, at New Location

    In-person absentee voting for the upcoming City of Sioux Falls Municipal/Sioux Falls School Board Election will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Minnehaha County Election Center, 220 West Sixth Street.

  • Street Closure – Mall Avenue

    Beginning on Friday morning, March 27, 2020, South Mall Avenue will be closed north of East Tenth Street.

  • Community Spread of COVID-19 Confirmed in Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties

    The South Dakota Department of Health today confirmed eight new cases of COVID-19 in Minnehaha County as well as Lincoln County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19.

  • Board of Health to Consider Closures of Certain Nonessential Services

    In an effort to protect lives by slowing the spread of COVID-19, Public Health Director Jill Franken has called for a special meeting

  • City Closes Office Buildings to Public

    In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, most City facilities will be closed to public access effective at 12 noon today, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

  • What to Know Now About Next Month’s Combined City/School Board Election

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020, is the date set the combined City/School Board Election. In the weeks leading up to the election, voters should be aware of important information about the election.

  • Free Carry Out Parking for Downtown Businesses

    The City of Sioux Falls is committed to supporting the continued operations of our downtown businesses.

  • COVID-19 Relief Fund Established

    Today, Mayor Paul TenHaken announced the establishment of the One Sioux Falls Fund to help local residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area.

  • Consider Alternative Ways to Access City Services Amid COVID-19

    In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of Sioux Falls is asking residents to consider alternate ways of accessing the various services that the City provides.

  • City of Sioux Falls Suspends Utility Service Disconnections for Residential Accounts During COVID-19

    As our community comes together to respond to COVID-19, the City of Sioux Falls is taking steps to help provide customers uninterrupted access to utility services for water and/or electricity

  • Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Community Centers Closed

    Due to the closure of Sioux Falls Public Schools, all five community centers will be fully closed Saturday, March 14, through Sunday, March 22, 2020.

  • Guidance to Organizations in wake of COVID-19

    Businesses and organizations play an important role in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the Sioux Falls area.

  • Important Reminders to Minimize Virus Spread

    As we move into the weekend, the City of Sioux Falls is reminding residents and visitors to continue exercising good judgment and do their part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

  • Staying Healthy as You Exercise Your Right to Vote: Vote Absentee by Mail in the City/School Election

    Voting absentee by mail is an option for eligible voters to cast their ballot. In the few easy steps below, voters can request an absentee mail ballot for this year’s combined City of Sioux Falls/Sioux Falls School Board Election.

  • Sioux Falls Housing Summit Postponed Until Fall 2020

    In accordance with the adopted city ordinance limiting large gatherings due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, the 2020 Housing Summit is postponed until Fall 2020.

  • Lane Closure – 41st Street

    Beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, the eastbound outside lane of West 41st Street will be closed between South Holly Avenue and South Western Avenue.

  • Mayor Declares State of Emergency

    Today, Mayor Paul TenHaken declared a state of emergency in the City of Sioux Falls in response to the COVID-19 presence in the community. A declaration allows the mayor to convene an emergency meeting of the City Council.

  • OneLink App Celebrates One Year

    The City of Sioux Falls OneLink mobile app earned a high-level of adoption and use by residents in its first year, showing that residents are finding value in this innovative platform to engage with their City.

  • Face Masks: They Are For People That Are Sick

    As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to urge people to

  • Lane Closure – South Minnesota Avenue

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the City of Sioux Falls’ 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Summary of Programs for a period of 15 days.

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the City of Sioux Falls’ 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Summary of Programs for a period of 15 days.

  • Proper Hand Hygiene: A Simple Step to Staying Healthy

    Singing to yourself while you wash your hands may sound silly, but it is one way to ensure that hand washing is done long enough to clean the entire surface of your hands.

  • Construction Resumes on 26th Street and I 229 Interchange

    Construction season is kicking off early this year with work resuming this week on a major project: the 26th Street and I-229 interchange

  • New Online Tool Improves Access to Building and Permitting Data

    On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the City of Sioux Falls will be unveiling a new online tool that allows residents to track and review a wide variety of land use data and activities.

  • Eighth Street Bridge Open House

    The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Engineering Division will host an open house to discuss the Eighth Street Bridge rehabilitation project from 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, at the Downtown Public Library, Rooms A and B

  • Mayor’s Column: The Long Game in Public Safety

    People will occasionally ask me if Sioux Falls is still a safe community, and the answer is always “yes.”

  • Public Notice

    This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on amendment #1 to the 2020 Annual Action Plan for the City of Sioux Falls for a period of 30 days.

  • Lane Closure – Main Avenue

    Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on, February 27, 2020, the outside lane of North Main Avenue will be closed between Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

  • Friday, February 28, 2020 Deadline for City Nominating Petitions

    Residents seeking to have their name placed on the City of Sioux Falls Municipal Election ballot, as a candidate for City Council, need to turn in their nominating petitions by 5 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020, at the City Clerk’s Office...

  • Benson Road and I-229 Area Improvements Public Open House

    The City of Sioux Falls and South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in collaboration with the Sioux Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will hold a public open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

  • Emergency Street Closure – Western Avenue

    Beginning immediately South Western Avenue will be closed between West Oak Street and West 31st Street.

  • Bridge Work – Marion Road

    Beginning on Monday, February 24, 2020, after morning commute, the outside northbound and southbound lanes of Marion Road at the Skunk Creek bridge adjacent to Dunham Park will be closed.

  • Lane Closure – Louise Avenue

    Beginning on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., the outside southbound lane of Louise Avenue will be closed between 49th Street and Brooks Place.

  • Bridge Work – 60th Street North

    Beginning on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, crews will be repairing the bridge berm under the 60th Street North bridge over Silver Creek located just west of Minnesota Avenue

  • Free Bus Transit Rides During Cold

    In response to Thursday’s cold wind chills, Sioux Area Metro will waive bus transit fees on its fixed bus routes for February 13, 2020.

  • City Accepting Neighborhood Project Grant Applications

    Applications are now available for the 2020 local grant program for neighborhood associations.

  • Work to Begin on Homes in Tomar Park Neighborhood

    Sioux Falls Planning and Development Services will be continuing its efforts to prevent flooding in the Tomar Park neighborhood through its voluntary buyout program.

  • February Is National Children’s Oral Health Month

    Oral health problems are the number one reason that students miss school.