Traffic Change Planned for Minnesota Ave near South Veterans Parkwaywa

Published on May 22, 2024

Beginning on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, a traffic change is planned for South Minnesota Avenue near the future South Veterans Parkway intersection. This traffic change allows construction crews to construct the east half of the Veterans Parkway and Minnesota Avenue intersection. Minnesota Avenue between West 85th Street/270th Street and 271st Street will operate in two-lane traffic through the summer. The traffic change will result in both lanes of traffic being directed on to the southbound lanes.

This work is part of construction of the first segment of South Veterans Parkway from Western Avenue to Cliff Avenue. Construction on this section of the new road began in June 2023 and will continue through 2024. Construction of the southern portion of Veterans Parkway will occur in segments, with each segment taking about two years to complete.

Drivers are urged to use caution and reduced speeds while traveling near the construction area and may want to consider alternate routes.

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About South Veterans Parkway

South Veterans Parkway is the remaining 8.7 miles of Veterans Parkway that will connect Interstate 29 to Interstate 90. In 2020, the northern segment of Veterans Parkway opened to traffic and the South Dakota Transportation Commission agreed to complete construction of South Veterans Parkway to accommodate regional and future growth and development. Construction will begin in summer 2023 and will occur in segments, with each segment taking about two years to complete. The project is anticipated to be fully completed in 2027. For more information, visit our website.