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Temporary Traffic Signals on Rice Street


For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Contact: Travis Dressen, SD Department of Transportation, (605)367-5680



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation will be putting temporary traffic signals into operation on Rice Street in Sioux Falls beginning Tuesday, April 9.


The signals will be placed approximately half-way between Veteran’s Parkway and Timberline Avenue to allow for construction equipment to cross Rice Street. The contractor will be hauling fill material from the south side of Rice Street to the north side of Rice Street in support of continuing construction on the new Veteran’s Parkway project. 


The signals will be in operation, stopping traffic between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Grading operations on this portion of the project are expected to be complete by May 15, and the signals removed. 


Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the work area and should stay alert for workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway, as well as suddenly slowing and stopped traffic. 


The project has a completion date of Aug. 28, 2020.


The prime contractor on this $55.6 million project is Riley Brothers Construction of Morris, Minnesota.


For complete road construction information, visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511.


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