Late-night travelers in Sioux Falls may be encountering some detours in the not-too-distant future.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is planning a pair of closures along Interstate 229 as part of the ongoing eastside Diverging Diamond Interchange project at I-229 and East Benson Road.

The closures are planned for Tuesday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 26.


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On the 25th, northbound I-229 will be closed from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM on the 26th. Traffic will be detoured at the Rice Street and I-229 interchange to Rice Street, Cliff Avenue, and to Interstate 90.

On the 26th, southbound I-229 will be closed from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM on the 27th. Traffic will be detoured at the Cliff Avenue and I-90 interchange, then to Cliff Avenue, Rice Street, and to I-229.

The closures will allow crews to set concrete girders for the $34 million project which is reconstructing 1.5 miles of Benson Road and approximately one mile of Interstate 229 ramps. The project is expected to be completed by November 17.


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