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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – A proposed project that would close portions of Interstate 129 in South Sioux City for up to two years is causing concern for city officials.
The proposed $11.6 million project would close a little over three miles of Interstate 129 in South Sioux City beginning at the U.S. Highway 75 and Highway 77 overpass and extend east to the bridge over the Missouri River.
The project would include milling and resurfacing the road, replacing ramps, bridge repairs, and guardrail improvements.
Road closures would be separated into three groups utilizing two detours groups, one being US-75, N-35, and G Avenue, and the other utilizing US-77, West 28th Street, and Dakota Avenue.
The project could begin as early as this spring and would be completed in approximately two years.
Officials in South Sioux City expressed their concerns to the Nebraska Department of Transportation, who responded in a letter to South Sioux City Administrator Lance Hedquist.
In the letter, the NDOT says they have considered all of the proposed detours and believe they can support the increased traffic during construction.
Officials say they contacted Tyson Food and have coordinated the detour routes with them. If any of the roads used in the detours become unsafe during the construction, the NDOT says they will take action to ensure safety on the roadways.
Read the full letter from the NDOT below:
Dear Lance Hedquist,
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) appreciates your input concerning the 1-129, South Sioux City project.
In regard to your comments; NDOT has evaluated all of the proposed detours and determined that they could adequately support the increased traffic due to construction and ramp closures. In addition to the detours shown at the public meeting, NDOT has coordinated with Tyson Foods and an additional detour route has been included to accommodate traffic accessing Dakota Avenue to and from the south of M 29 including their truck traffic. This detour would utilize l—129 and open ramps along it so that this traffic would not utilize Dakota Avenue north of I-129. If any of the roads used in the detours no longer meet the safety requirements or exceed their design life, NDOT would take action to ensure that they remain safe. We appreciate the feedback that you have provided Thank you for your participation.
Sara R. Soula
Public Involvement Manager