City Wide Water Main: Bluestem Street and 53rd Street


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Project Update 9/16/2021 

  • Work continues along Phase 3 from 53rd Street to Drexel Drive with street grading and asphalt paving to be completed within the next week or so.  
  • Utility work is almost complete in Phase 4  from Drexel Drive to Holbrook Avenue. 
  • Grading of the street for concrete work and asphalt paving will follow in the upcoming weeks. 
  • Pending any weather related events that make the site inaccessible, both Phase 3 and 4 will be closed to traffic during the workday, but will open for residents to access their driveways at the end of each day.

Commuter Route Information:

  • Bluestem Street from 53rd St to Holbrook Avenue is closed to through traffic. 
  • Temporary access to driveways will be available at the end of each working day pending any weather related events.

Project Milestones

Completed: Phase 1 – Marion Road between 53rd Street and 57th Street

Completed: Phase 2 - 53rd Street between Bluestem Street and Marion Road

Phase 3 - Bluestem Street between Drexel Drive and 53rd Street

  1. Install Traffic Control
  2. Pavement Removals
  3. Temporary Water Main Installation
  4. Sanitary Sewer Installation
  5. Water Main Installation
  6. Concrete Curb & Gutter/ADA/Sidewalk Installation
  7. Utility Trench Asphalt Placement

Phase 4 - Bluestem Street between Holbrook Avenue and Drexel Drive

  1. Install Traffic Control
  2. Pavement Removals
  3. Temporary Water Main Installation
  4. Sanitary Sewer Installation
  5. Water Main Installation
  6. Concrete Curb & Gutter/ADA/Sidewalk Installation
  7. Utility Trench Asphalt Placement

Phase 5 – Bluestem and 53rd Street between Holbrook Avenue and Marion Road

  1. Install Traffic Control
  2. Mill Remaining Asphalt
  3. Overlay Entire Street with Asphalt

Project Overview

Completion Date:

October 22, 2021

Contract Amount: 

$1,573,709.13

Project Summary:

This project consists of replacing the existing water main along Bluestem Street and 53rd Street from Holbrook Avenue to Marion Road, as well as the water main and sanitary sewer along Marion Road from 53rd Street to 57th Street. Street work will consist of miscellaneous curb and gutter repairs, asphalt paving within the water main trench, asphalt patching at various curb and gutter repair areas, milling of the remainder of the street surfacing, and overlaying the entire street segment with asphalt. Accessible curb ramp improvements will also be completed at all intersections within the project limits.

Contact Information

City of Sioux Falls
Tim Krueger
tkrueger@siouxfalls.org
605-940-5280

Consultant Name:

JSA Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors, Inc.
Devin Clay
devin@jsaengineers.biz 
605-690-0035 

Contractor Name:

Black-Top Paving Company