Winter spells end to most road construction projects
Sioux Falls contractors benefited from warm, dry summer
Work crews are racing to finish street projects across Sioux Falls ahead of winter’s march, with more than 50 miles of roadway that saw work in this construction season.
That amounted to $67 million of work from the city’s Capital Improvement Program, an amount that doesn’t include millions in state funding. While some projects will be completed by mid-November, others will be put on ice for the winter – resuming again when winter breaks next spring.
They include the new bridge over Sixth Street in downtown, which will open the gates to some of the most ambitious developments in downtown’s history. While it came in at $9 million more than its original estimate, the Unity Bridge project is key to connecting retail, commercial and residential developments at Cherapa Place and Sioux Steel.
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