I-129 South Sioux City Construction Update

SOUTH SIOUX CITY – A traffic switch will be made this week on the I-129 South Sioux City Project.

According to a release from the Nebraska Department of Transportation, weather permitting, on June 16, the contractor will make the switch.

Traffic will be moved to the inside lanes as the outside lanes will be closed for further bridge repairs on the bridges that go over the railroad tracks. The eastbound off-ramp to Dakota Avenue southbound will be closed. Traffic should utilize the current detour in place.

Eastbound traffic wanting to travel south on Dakota Avenue will be required to continue eastbound on I-129 into Iowa and take the Iowa loops shown on the detour, travel back to Nebraska and exit I-129 using the westbound offramp to Dakota Avenue.

Knife River, of Sioux City, Iowa, is the contractor for this project. Work has also begun to pour the bases for the new overhead signs. Anticipated completion for this portion of the project is 4-6 weeks.

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