Multi-Vehichle Accident Snarls I-229 Thursday Night
Some callers expressed their concern over the construction in the southbound lane that funnels traffic down to one lane. A crush of cars coming onto the southbound lanes from Western Avenue is compounding the problem. Cars traveling at the posted speed limit 65 mph over the Minnesota Avenue overpass have little time to adjust speed when traffic is backed up.
Earlier this week a 15-year old Lincoln high school student lost his life in an accident on I229. He was wearing a seatbelt. The 16-year old passenger was severely injured.
According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, there are just over 100 crashes on I-229 yearly.