Minnesota Avenue from Russell Street to 2nd Street

Phase 1

Project Update 8/5/2022  

  • Traffic was switched over to the new concrete pavement on the west side of the street between 2nd Street and Brookings Street on Thursday, August 4.
  • After the traffic switch, the contractor will begin pavement removals on the east side of the street from 2nd Street to Brookings Street. 
  • This will allow the underground contractor to continue with the utility installations in Phase 2.

Commuter Route Information: 

  • One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained through the project.  
  • No left turns are allowed from Minnesota Avenue onto side streets or driveways, and no parking is allowed along Minnesota Avenue during construction.
  • Access to businesses will remain open at all times.
  • Russell Street will remain open in all directions with limited impact to traffic.
  • Residents will be required to park on side streets while their side of the street is under construction.

Project Milestones 

Phase 1A (west side of Minnesota Avenue, Russell Street to Bailey Street):

  1. Removals
  2. Water Main
  3. Sanitary Sewer
  4. Storm Drainage
  5. Grading
  6. Gravelling
  7. Concrete Pavement
  8. Other Miscellaneous Concrete Work – sidewalks retaining walls, etc.

Phase 1B (west side of Minnesota Avenue, Bailey Street to 2nd Street): 

  1. Removals
  2. Water Main
  3. Sanitary Sewer
  4. Storm Drainage
  5. Grading
  6. Gravelling
  7. Concrete Pavement
  8. Other Miscellaneous Concrete Work – sidewalks retaining walls, etc.

Phase 2 (east side of Minnesota Avenue): 

  1. Removals
  2. Water Main
  3. Sanitary Sewer
  4. Storm Drainage
  5. Grading
  6. Gravelling
  7. Concrete Pavement
  8. Other Miscellaneous Concrete Work – sidewalks retaining walls, etc.

Phase3

  1. Median Construction
  2. Traffic Signals
  3. Street Lighting
  4. Site Restoration

Project Overview

Completion Date:

June 2023

Contract Amount: 

$14,069,218.68

Project Summary:

This project consists of the complete reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue from Russell Street to 2nd Street.  Work will include replacement of a 42” water main, a 12” watermain, and an 8” watermain; replacement of the sanitary sewer; storm drainage improvements; concrete pavement with a center median; enhanced pedestrian facilities, including new sidewalk, accent lighting, streetscaping, and bus stops; and installation of a new traffic signal at Brookings Street. Site restoration items, including landscaping and final seeding, will be completed in 2023.

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
Tim Krueger
tkrueger@siouxfalls.org
(605) 367-8615

Consultant Name:

HDR 
Paul Sanow
paul.sanow@hdrinc.com
(605) 977-7756

Contractor Name:

T&R Contracting, Inc