The City of Sioux Falls and the South Dakota Department of Transportation are moving forward with a transformational project to complete the remaining stretch of Veterans Parkway from I-29 to I-90.

This additional 8.5-miles of roadway will be designed and constructed to accommodate growing transportation needs. South Veterans Parkway in the City of Sioux Falls will serve regional trips and preserve the function and performance of the future road system.

Starting early 2021, the plan is to proceed with the design of South Veterans Parkway, along with obtaining all necessary permits and clearances, with the goal of beginning construction of the first segment of new road in 2023. Three additional segments for South Veterans Parkway would then be constructed over the following years until the corridor is completed.

Design and Real Estate details coming in 2022.

Segment 1 construction details coming in 2023.

Segment 2 construction details coming in 2024.

Segment 3 construction details coming in 2025.

Segment 4 construction details coming in 2026.

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We are grateful to the Governor’s Office and the South Dakota Department of Transportation for making this critical investment in roadway infrastructure...

...The multiyear roadway expansion will not only improve traffic flow and better connect Sioux Falls to the neighboring communities but also spark significant economic development along with the project.” - Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken

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As South Dakota’s economy continues to grow, it’s crucial that we finalize this major infrastructure investment in Sioux Falls...

...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.”- Governor Kristi Noem

About the Project

The proposed South Veterans Parkway will be a limited access six-lane roadway with a raised median separating traffic in both directions. Vehicles will be able to access the completed Parkway at signalized intersections approximately every mile.

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To enhance the experience for people biking and walking, a shared use path will be constructed along the south and east side of South Veterans Parkway. Grade-separate crossings will be added every mile to allow for safe movement across Veterans Parkway.

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Project Segments

The South Veterans Parkway project is divided into four segments. Construction of the first segment is planned to begin in 2023. Subsequent segments of South Veterans Parkway will then be constructed over the following years until the corridor is completed in its entirety, from I-29 (Tea Interchange-Exit 73) to I-90 (478th Avenue-Exit 402).

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In 2020, the State of South Dakota Transportation Commission approved the plans to complete construction on the remaining 8.5 miles that make up the southern section of Veterans Parkway. The South Veterans Parkway is the final stage in connecting I-29 and I-90. The additional connecting roadway will disperse traffic and reduce congestion.

The purpose and need for South Veterans Parkway was identified in the 2003 Environmental Assessment and Supplemental Environmental Assessment. South Veterans Parkway helps meet future area transportation needs by:

  • Preparing the City of Sioux Falls to accommodate future planning and construction of other public and private infrastructure investments.
  • Preventing area transportation deficiencies that will occur if nothing is done. Potential deficiencies include gaps in the southeast region transportation system, inadequate street design, and safety, capacity, and access issues.
  • Accommodating expected traffic growth in the region.

The project will cost approximately $208.9 million.

Comments and questions can be emailed or submitted through our comment form.

The South Veterans Parkway Project is a joint effort between the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the City of Sioux Falls.

This four-year construction project is anticipated to begin in 2023. Separating construction into segments reduces the overall impact on the project area. Updates on potential impacts will be shared via social media, email, and this website, when available. Once complete, the improvements will increase traffic flow, provide more community connections, and encourage regional economic development.

Planning, designing and permitting for this project is underway. Construction of the first road segment is anticipated to be completed in 2023 and the project is anticipated to be fully completed in 2026.

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