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Governor Noem and Mayor TenHaken Announce Planned Completion of Veterans Parkway





9/22/2020

Pierre, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem and Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken announced plans to complete construction on the Veterans Parkway on the south side of Sioux Falls. The Transportation Commission approved plans for the final completion of the project earlier today.

 

“As South Dakota’s economy continues to grow, it’s crucial that we finalize this major infrastructure investment in Sioux Falls,” said Governor Noem. “The Veterans Parkway will enhance economic opportunities for the city and the surrounding area, and I’m grateful for the continued partnership between the State and the City to get this project across the finish line.”

 

There are four remaining projects anticipated, which will span from I-29 to 57th Street. Once the remaining projects are completed, the City of Sioux Falls will take over jurisdiction.

 

“We are grateful to the Governor’s Office and the South Dakota Department of Transportation for making this critical investment in roadway infrastructure,” said Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. “The southern expansion of Veterans Parkway has been discussed for decades, and when completed, it will be transformational for our region. This multiyear roadway expansion will not only improve traffic flow and better connect Sioux Falls to neighboring communities but also spark significant economic development along with the project.”

 

The total estimated cost for the remaining portion of the Veterans Parkway is $208.9 million, including $176 million from the State of South Dakota and $32.9 million from the City of Sioux Falls.