Recent News Releases
Eighth Street Bridge Open House
Posted 02/28/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/28/2020 Mayor's Office
People will occasionally ask me if Sioux Falls is still a safe community, and the answer is always “yes.”
Lane Closure – Main Avenue
Posted 02/25/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/25/2020 City Clerk
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
Posted 02/24/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/24/2020 Engineering
Beginning immediately South Western Avenue will be closed between West Oak Street and West 31st Street.
Bridge Work – Marion Road
Posted 02/21/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/19/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/14/2020 Engineering
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
Posted 02/13/2020 Mayor's Office
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
Posted 02/10/2020 Neighborhoods
Applications are now available for the 2020 local grant program for neighborhood associations.
Work to Begin on Homes in Tomar Park Neighborhood
Posted 02/06/2020 Housing
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
Posted 02/05/2020 Health Department
Oral health problems are the number one reason that students miss school.
Street Construction News
Posted 02/05/2020 Engineering
57th Street and Solberg Avenue Traffic Signals | Street Closure - South Phillips Avenue from 17th Street to 18th Street
Sustainability Community Partner Grant Program Accepting Applications for 2020
Posted 02/03/2020 Mayor's Office
The Sustainability Community Partner Grant is a Public Works initiative designed to encourage nonprofit organizations to apply for up to $10,000 in funding for projects that help meet the goals of the City’s Sustainability Master Plan
Mayor Announces Sales/Use Tax Fund Surplus Package
Posted 02/03/2020 Mayor's Office
Mayor Paul TenHaken’s administration today announced a proposal to invest City supplemental capital dollar income from 2019. The City will have an available balance within the Sales/Use Tax Fund, allowing the City to propose investments in key community capital needs.
Planning Commission Briefing
Posted 01/31/2020 Planning
Prior to their monthly public hearing, the City of Sioux Falls Planning Commission will have a briefing on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 12 noon
Road Closure – Austin Street
Posted 01/31/2020 Public Works
Beginning on Monday morning, February 3, 2020, East Austin Street will be closed to through traffic between North Sherman Avenue and North Van Eps Avenue. Access for residents within the construction area will be maintained.
Mayor’s Column: Shaping Our Future Through Mentoring
Posted 01/30/2020 Mayor's Office
Sioux Falls is a community full of opportunities and an incredible quality of life that many of us have come to love.
Mayor TenHaken Statement on USMCA Signing
Posted 01/29/2020 Mayor's Office
Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), strengthen the trading relationship between the signatory parties and improving trade for South Dakota businesses.
Filing Period for 2020 Municipal Candidate Nominating Petitions Begins on January 31, 2020
Posted 01/28/2020 City Clerk
Eligible Sioux Falls voters interested in running for office may begin circulating nominating petitions for the municipal election on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Lane Closures – between 49th Street and Western Avenue
Posted 01/27/2020 Engineering
Beginning on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, after the morning commute, Public Works will be changing out the signal cabling at West 49th Street and South Western Avenue
Arts Task Force Announced
Posted 01/22/2020 Mayor's Office
Mayor Paul TenHaken is excited to announce the members of the City’s 2020 Arts Task Force.
Lane Closure - 57th Street
Posted 01/22/2020 Engineering
Beginning on Friday, January 24, 2019, the inside westbound lane of 57th Street between Batcheller Lane and Western Avenue will be closed to allow crews to perform utility locates.
SFFR Wins Fire Service Safety Leadership Award
Posted 01/21/2020 Fire Rescue
The Congressional Fire Services Institute and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation have selected Sioux Falls Fire Rescue as the recipients of the 2020 Senator Paul S. Sarbanes Fire Service Safety Leadership Award.
No Travel Advisory for Sioux Falls
Posted 01/17/2020 Police Department
The winter storm and blowing snow have created adverse conditions in Sioux Falls.
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Facilities Closed Due to Weather
Posted 01/17/2020 Parks & Recreation
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation announces Midco® Aquatic Center, all five community centers, and all ice rinks will be closed on the following dates due to weather:
Snow Alert for the City of Sioux Falls
The Public Works Street Division has declared a snow alert beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020.
Lane Closure – Ninth Street
Posted 01/15/2020 Engineering
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on January 16, 2020, the westbound lane of West Ninth Street will be closed between Dakota Avenue & Main Avenue.
Sioux Falls New Population Estimate Is 190,750
Posted 01/14/2020 Planning & Development Services
Sioux Falls continues to see its population increase after another strong year of construction, strong job growth, and improvements in our community’s quality of life.
Parks and Recreation to Host Public Meeting to Share Comprehensive System Plan Recommendations
Posted 01/13/2020 Parks & Recreation
Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host a public meeting to share the preliminary recommendations on the department’s Comprehensive Parks & Recreation System Plan.
Year-End Building Permit Totals for 2019
Posted 01/10/2020 Planning & Development Services
Sioux Falls experienced another positive year of construction growth in 2019 as the construction valuation for 7,355 total building permits reached $771,507,597
Lane Closure – Eighth Street
Posted 01/07/2020 Engineering
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020, the outside eastbound lane of Eighth Street will be closed between North Main Avenue and North Phillips Avenue.