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.