South Roosevelt Street reopens south of Sixth Avenue, allowing better access to Aberdeen Central

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Aberdeen American News)- A stretch of South Roosevelt Street that has been closed for repairs reopened late Monday afternoon.

The Aberdeen City Council heard Monday at the board’s regular meeting that temporary pavement has been laid allowing the stretch south of Sixth Avenue Southeast to be used.

City Manager Joe Gaa said the street reopened about 4 p.m.

Public Works Director Robin Bobzien said the temporary pavement was added because city officials anticipate some settling to occur. A permanent concrete surface will be laid in summer 2023, he said, with the intent of having that work completed before school starts in the fall.

Work on Roosevelt was not a planned project in 2022, rather it was an emergency repair after city officials noticed a light pole had dropped into the sanitary sewer line.