The major investment of money and time will be poured into a major east-west route in Sioux Falls with upgrades to one of its critical north-south junctions this year.

Work begins in the area of 69th Street and Western Avenue with $6.2 million expected to be spent on the upgrade.

It’s not just the intersection that will be improved. Extra lanes will be added north of 69th to Remington Place on Western. Plus the 69th Street corridor will be widened so that there will be four lanes of traffic will from Landau Circle to Minnesota Avenue.

This project will expand the 1.5 miles of two lane road to four lanes on 69th Street to match up with Minnesota to Cliff and Louise to Landau Circle stretches that are already four lanes. Not to mention that Harrisburg North Middle School is just south of this area near 95th and Western. Thus, a widened 69th and Western will establish an outlook of continued Sioux Falls growth into Lincoln County.

By late fall the orange cones will go away, but the project won’t be completely finished until the spring of next year. This also meaning the time waiting through traffic delays will be the public’s minor holding in the cause.


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