I-29 work near Sioux Falls, SD, nearly finished

| 8/1/2003

In the next few weeks, work on Interstate 29 in the Sioux Falls, SD, area will finally be completed.

The state Department of Transportation said the highway project, which state officials called the largest single project in South Dakota, includes the reconstruction of I-29 from Madison Street to just south of I-90, reconstruction of the interchange at Russell Street, construction of a new interchange at Benson Road and ramp modifications at Highway 38.

Steve Hoff, project manager at HDR, one of the firms handling the construction effort, told The Argus Leader that the additional traffic lanes along that stretch of I-29, which are included in the project, should accommodate traffic for the next 20 years.

The newspaper reported that by the second week of August, traffic lanes should change from its current restricted configuration and back to normal. The entire project will be done by the second week of September.