Dozens of property owners in path of 10th Street & I-229 eyeing relocation, closures
Land acquisitions needed to add capacity along one of Sioux Falls' busiest corridors
Relieving gridlock along a major eastside Sioux Falls corridor will force a dozen or more businesses to close or relocate.
The city of Sioux Falls and the South Dakota Department of Transportation are planning a complete overhaul of the 10th Street-Interstate 229 interchange and the surrounding road network. The project, expected to cost well over $30 million, will span the length of the overpass and extend as multiple blocks to the east and west.
It’s aimed at adding capacity for the 30,000 vehicles that pass through the area each day, something traffic officials say is necessary to reduce the congestion and backups that occur daily.
But before that work can begin, the commercial hub that surrounds the interchange needs to be cleared out. How many parcels need to go, though, isn’t yet known.
Steven Gramm, a project engineer with the DOT, told The Dakota Scout that because the redesign is still in the planning stages, no configuration method has been determined.