15th Street Bicycle Boulevard

Overview

Background

Houston Engineering, Inc (HEI) was selected to provide civil engineering services for the development of a preliminary plan for the 15th Street Bicycle Boulevard Improvement Project in Sioux Falls, SD. The project area will include 15th Street North from the intersections of Grange Avenue to Prairie Avenue, Prairie Avenue between the intersection of 15th Street North to 9th Street North, and 9th Street North from the intersection of Prairie Avenue to Phillips Avenue.

The Project

The preliminary plans follow the recommended improvements based on The Sioux Falls Connections Study, December 2017. The study recommends components such as on-street bicycle lanes, shared lane markings, traffic circles, raised crosswalks, traffic signals, and proper signage.

HEI’s services included:
• Reviewed recommended improvements study and make determinations based on previous experiences and successful projects.
• Project coordination with City staff throughout the preliminary design of the project.
• Attended and participated in public meetings with the City and neighborhood residents’ groups, as needed.

HEI used the City’s GIS resources for plans and show specific components laid out throughout the project area. Additionally, new traffic signals were included at the intersections of Prairie Avenue and 10th and 11th Streets.

Contact
Shannon Ausen
Principal Transportation Engineer
605.367.8601

Project Highlights

  • Improved accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians by providing an alternative connection to downtown Sioux Falls within the City’s bicycle infrastructure.
  • New traffic signs, shared use lanes, high visibility bicycle boulevard markings, and traffic circles.
  • Preparation and attendance at public meetings to garner public input and engagement.
Project Details

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Client: City of Sioux Falls

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Project Highlights

Project Highlights

  • Improved accessibility for bicycles and pedestrians by providing an alternative connection to downtown Sioux Falls within the City’s bicycle infrastructure.
  • New traffic signs, shared use lanes, high visibility bicycle boulevard markings, and traffic circles.
  • Preparation and attendance at public meetings to garner public input and engagement.
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