Sioux Falls City officials say the reconstruction of East Eighth Street is complete and the street is being opened to traffic a month ahead of schedule.

Eighth was rebuilt this summer between Fairfax Avenue and Cliff Avenue, and city engineers say the completion date in the contract had been October 10.

They credit favorable weather, an excellent contracting team and the financial incentives offered by the city for the early completion.

The contractor, Dakota Contracting Corp., will receive an extra $50,000 for finishing ahead of schedule.