Construction Update For I-129 South Sioux City

SOUTH SIOUX CITY – With one project nearing an end, another will be starting up near the Nebraska/Iowa border.

According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, on or about March 3, the I-129 bridge over Dakota Avenue (westbound) will be re-opened to two lanes.

Also, weather permitting, the westbound Dry Lake Bridge lane closure will be extended to the east to encompass the westbound Railroad Bridge.

Traffic will be restricted to the inside lane while work continues in the outside lane. This requires the on-ramp from Dakota Avenue to westbound I-129 to be closed. A detour will be in place.

Dakota Avenue traffic wishing to travel west, will detour into Iowa, using the loop or the ramp from Dakota Avenue, then travel east to the I-29/I-129 junction loops and then back to 129.

Knife River, of Sioux City, Iowa, has the $9,9000,000 contract. Closure is necessary to complete bridge work. Anticipated completion is early fall.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up and to put phones down.