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. This open house will be held at the Sioux Falls Water Reclamation facility located at 4500 North Sycamore Avenue to inform area residents and commuters of the current status of the project at I-229, Exit 9/ Benson Road Interchange.

The public open house will be informal allowing for one-on-one discussion with the study team. The purposes are to inform the public of the environmental study recommendations, present the final option moving into final design, and seek public comments. A short presentation will be given at approximately 5:35 p.m. Area residents, business owners, and daily commuters are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. The opportunity to present written comments will be provided. Written comments will be accepted until Friday, March 13. 

For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting will be livestreamed for your convenience and participation. You will be able to enter questions and watch live at

For those who cannot attend the open house, participate in the livestream, or desire additional information on the overall study, information is available online at  The presentations and displays shown at the open house will be available online within a few days after the open house meeting. The website also allows for online comments to be submitted. The study team would appreciate hearing from the area commuters, concerned citizens, and adjacent landowners and business owners throughout the project.

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (Voice), 605‑367‑7039 (TTY), or at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

For more information, contact Steve Gramm, SDDOT Planning Engineer, at 605-773-6641; Shannon Ausen, Project Manager for City of Sioux Falls, at 605-367-8607; or Jason Kjenstad, Project Engineer with HDR, at 605-977-7740.

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