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Construction Begins on Interstate 229 over Minnesota Avenue

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021


Contact: Greg Aalberg, Engineering Supervisor, 605-367-5680



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says the southbound lanes on Interstate 229, over Minnesota Avenue, will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The lane closure is expected to last through Thursday, Aug. 26.  This closure is necessary to plane existing concrete and pave asphalt in the southbound lanes.


The $2.9 million project includes PCC pavement repair and asphalt concrete resurfacing on I-229 northbound and southbound from exit 1 (Louise Avenue) to exit 2 (Western Avenue).


Motorists should be prepared for delays. Drivers are asked to be aware of construction workers and equipment adjacent to the auxiliary lanes and ramps, and to slow down through the work zone. Motorist should expect congestion, slow speeds, and/or stopped traffic during times of heavy traffic during the mornings and evenings.


Central Specialties, Inc., of Alexandria, Minnesota, is the prime contractor for this project.


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