Open House Presentation 2017/02/16

PDF of Open House Presentation

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Open House Q&A 2017/02/16

Questions and Answers from 049F Open House:

1.       Q.  Are the city’s side street projects complete?

A. Work on Ninth Street is complete. There will be some work done on railroad tracks at West Boulevard this spring.  Work will be done on surfacing & adjusting tracks.

 2.       Q. Is there just one water main on Mt Rushmore Road in this phase?

A.     There is just one water main replacing old in the east half of roadway, except for one block of dual-main between Saint Cloud and Saint James Streets.

 3.       Q. Will driveways to private homes always be accessible?

A.     There will be times when private driveways are closed. Landowners will be notified if/when their driveways will be closed.

4.    Q.     How far into sidewalk/yard will be torn up?

A.      Up to project limits. What is disturbed will be replaced, i.e. sidewalk, seeding, etc.

 5.       Q. Will there be proper notification of water shut off?

A.      Yes, landowners will be notified when water will be shut off for reconnecting services. The reconnections will be short period of time. During the last project there were water main breaks on the old main, which resulted in loss of water/sewer service. With the pipes in the area being so old and brittle, more breaks are likely to occur with this project. There will be procedures in place to address the issue as quickly as possible.

 6.       Q. Can businesses coordinate what time of day the water connection will occur?

A. The city and the contractor will work with businesses to address this.

 7.       Q.  If our water was shut off last time, will it be off this time?

A. There probably will be one or two times it may be off this season as well.

 8.       Q. Where will there be U-turns along Mt Rushmore Road?

A.      Franklin and Fairview

 9.       Q. Is the power move done?

A.      Yes, the power has been moved underground.Existing street lights will come down as new ones go up. The communication poles will be taken down early in project

10.       Q. What is the lifetime of road?

A.      40 to 50 years

 11.   Q. In regard to security along MRR corridor; will there be security cameras or extra lighting?

A.      No cameras are being installed as part of the SD DOT project. Increased lighting levels have been quite an improvement

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Open House – Thursday, February 16, 2017

SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING / OPEN HOUSE
FOR MT. RUSHMORE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Project NH 0016(84)67, Pennington County, PCN 049F

Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Room 102
444 N. Mt. Rushmore Rd. Rapid City, SD 57701

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in cooperation with the city of Rapid City, Ferber Engineering Company, Inc. and Complete Concrete, Inc., will hold an open house style public meeting for the Mount Rushmore Road Reconstruction project in Rapid City.
The project extends along Highway 16 from St. James Street to Flormann Street for urban grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, signals and surfacing.
A short presentation will be given at 5:30 p.m. Staff will be available after the presentation to discuss issues and answer your questions regarding the reconstruction project. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments.
Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the open house should submit a request to the department’s ADA Coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.
All persons interested in the Mount Rushmore Road project are invited to attend this open house meeting. Those who cannot make the meeting are invited to visit the webpage:
http://www.mountrushmoreroad.com
For further information about the project, contact Debby Heisinger at 605-343-3311 or by email at debbyheisinger@ferberengineering.com.

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Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2016/12/29 027C 049F

Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 29, 2016

Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C – Work on the project, and weekly public meetings, are suspended until next spring. Work on the large block retaining wall between South Street and Clark Street and the concrete retaining walls between Columbus Street and Fairview Street is anticipated to start again in March, 2017. Pedestrian access between Clark Street and South Street on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed in the spring of 2017. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes will be maintained at Fairview Street and South Street.

The project is approximately 95% complete.

Project #NH 0016(84)67, PCN 049F – Construction continues from Saint Francis Street through the Saint Patrick Street intersection, with work on temporary surfacing, painting, and signals this week.

The Saint Patrick Street intersection is anticipated to be opened this Saturday, December 31. The sidewalks on the east side of Mt Rushmore Road, from Saint Francis Street to Saint Patrick Street, and on the south side of Saint Patrick Street from the Walgreens driveway to Mt Rushmore Road are anticipated to be opened next Tuesday, January 3. Work in Saint Anne Street is not yet scheduled to begin.

Weekly public meetings for this part of the Mt Rushmore Road Reconstruction project (from Saint James Street to Flormann Street) will be suspended until mid-February.

Project information is available at http://www.mountrushmoreroad.com. For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or email@ferberengineering.com.

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Mt Rushmore Road Update 2016/12/22 027C 049F

Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 22, 2016

Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C – Work on the large block retaining wall between South Street and Clark Street and the concrete retaining walls between Columbus Street and Fairview Street is anticipated to start again in March, 2017. Pedestrian access between Clark Street and South Street on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed in the spring. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes will be maintained at Fairview Street and South Street.

All lanes between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street should be open by the end of the day today. Work on the project will be suspended after traffic control is removed, until next spring. The weekly public meetings are suspended until next spring. The project is approximately 95% complete.

Project #NH 0016(84)67, PCN 049F – Construction continues from Saint Francis Street through the Saint Patrick Street intersection. The northbound lanes have been paved. Traffic in this area has been shifted to the southbound lanes of Mt Rushmore Road. The east half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is anticipated to be opened the first week in January. Work in Saint Anne Street are not anticipated to begin until after January 1, 2017.

Weekly public meetings for this part of the Mt Rushmore Road Reconstruction project (from Saint James Street to Flormann Street) are held each Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Rushmore Hotel.

Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic, minor delays, loose gravel, uneven surfaces and bumps, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.

Project information is available at http://www.mountrushmoreroad.com. For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or email@ferberengineering.com.

FEC
Debby Heisinger
Office Manager
729 E Watertown Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-343-3311
http://www.ferberengineering.com

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Mt. Rushmore Road 2016/12/15 027C 049F

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
Pennington County

RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Traffic on Mt. Rushmore Rd, between Quincy Street and Saint James Street, shifted Thursday morning and is now split between northbound and southbound lanes.

Southbound traffic is in the outside southbound lane. Northbound traffic is in the inside northbound lane. The traffic signal at the Mt. Rushmore Road/Columbus Street intersection is now operational.

Motorists are asked to slow down while driving through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic and minor delays. They also should watch for construction workers and equipment that are adjacent to the roadway.

Project information is available at http://www.mountrushmoreroad.com.

For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or email@ferberengineering.com.

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Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2016/12/15 027C 049F

Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. On the west side of Mt. Rushmore Road, between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street, miscellaneous cleanup remains.

On the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road surfacing work continues from Columbus Street to Saint James Street. Clark Street (east of Mt. Rushmore Road) is closed; the access to Clark Street and the alley between Clark Street and South Street is from South Street. The remaining focus is on retaining walls, and sidewalks. The large block retaining wall between South Street and Clark Street is near completion. Work on the concrete retaining walls between Columbus Street and Fairview Street continues. Pedestrian access between Clark Street and South Street on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed in the spring. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes will be maintained at Fairview Street and South Street.

Traffic will be shifted today, splitting traffic into the southbound and northbound lanes. Southbound traffic will be in the outside southbound lane. Northbound traffic will be in the inside northbound lane. All traffic control between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street is anticipated to be removed by Dec. 21, for the winter. Work on the project will be suspended after Dec. 21, until next spring. The weekly public meetings are suspended until next spring. The project is approximately 95% complete.

Project #NH 0016(84)67, PCN 049F – Construction continues from Saint Francis Street through the Saint Patrick Street intersection. The northbound lanes have been paved. Traffic in this area has been shifted to the southbound lanes of Mt Rushmore Road. The east half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is anticipated to be opened the first week in January. Work in Saint Anne Street will not begin until January.

Weekly public meetings for this part of the Mt Rushmore Road Reconstruction project (from Saint James Street to Flormann Street) are held each Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Rushmore Hotel.

Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic, minor delays, loose gravel, uneven surfaces and bumps, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.

Project information is available at http://www.mountrushmoreroad.com. For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or email@ferberengineering.com.

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Mt Rushmore Rd Update 2016/12/08 027C 049F

RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 8, 2016

Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. On the west side of Mt. Rushmore Road, between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street, miscellaneous cleanup remains.

On the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road surfacing work continues from Columbus Street to Saint James Street. Clark Street (east of Mt. Rushmore Road) is closed; the access to Clark Street and the alley between Clark Street and South Street is from South Street. The remaining focus is on retaining walls, and sidewalks. The large block retaining wall between South Street and Clark Street is near completion. Work on the concrete retaining walls between Columbus Street and Fairview Street continues. Pedestrian access between Clark Street and South Street on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed in the spring. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes will be maintained at Fairview Street and South Street.

A shift in traffic is anticipated next Thursday, Dec 15. The shift will split traffic into the southbound and northbound lanes. Southbound traffic will be in the outside southbound lane. Northbound traffic will be in the inside northbound lane. All traffic control between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street is anticipated to be removed by Dec. 16, for the winter. Work on the project will be suspended after Dec. 16, until next spring. The weekly public meetings are suspended until next spring. The project is approximately 94% complete.

Project #NH 0016(84)67, PCN 049F – Construction continues from Saint Francis Street through the Saint Patrick Street intersection. The northbound lanes have been paved. Traffic in this area has been shifted to the southbound lanes of Mt Rushmore Road. The east half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is closed through January 2017. Depending on weather, work may begin in Saint Anne Street the week of Dec. 19.

Weekly public meetings for this part of the Mt Rushmore Road Reconstruction project (from Saint James Street to Flormann Street) are held each Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Rushmore Hotel.

Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic, minor delays, loose gravel, uneven surfaces and bumps, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.

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Mt Rushmore Rd Update 2016/12/01 027C 049F

Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update

RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, December 1, 2016

Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. On the west side of Mt. Rushmore Road, between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street, miscellaneous cleanup remains.

On the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road surfacing work continues from Columbus Street to Saint James Street. Clark Street (east of Mt. Rushmore Road) is closed; the access to Clark Street and the alley between Clark Street and South Street is from South Street. The remaining focus is on retaining walls, sidewalks and driveway approaches. The large block retaining wall between South Street and Clark Street is near completion. Work on the concrete retaining walls between Columbus Street and Fairview Street continues. Pedestrian access between Clark Street and South Street on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed in the spring.

A shift in traffic is anticipated late next week. The shift will split traffic into the southbound and northbound lanes. Southbound traffic will be in the outside southbound lane. Northbound traffic will be in the inside northbound lane.

The project is approximately 92% complete. The weekly public meetings that are held every Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Rushmore Hotel will be suspended, after the Dec. 7 meeting, until next spring.

Project #NH 0016(84)67, PCN 049F – Construction continues from Saint Francis Street through the Saint Patrick Street intersection. The northbound lanes are scheduled to be paved Monday, Dec. 5. Traffic in this area has been shifted to the southbound lanes of Mt Rushmore Road. The east half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is closed through January 2017. Depending on weather, work may begin in Saint Anne Street the week of Dec. 12. 

Weekly public meetings for this part of the Mt Rushmore Road Reconstruction project (from Saint James Street to Flormann Street) are held each Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Rushmore Hotel.

Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. A “Temporary Pedestrian Access Route” will be maintained through the project limits. Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic, minor delays, loose gravel, uneven surfaces and bumps, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.

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Mt Rushmore Rd Press Release 2016/11/23

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
Pennington County

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, motorists can expect the Clark Street intersection, east of Mt. Rushmore Road, to be closed. The closure is anticipated to remain through the week of December 5. Access to Clark Street, and the alley between Clark Street and South Street, will be off South Street.

Also, there will be a shift in traffic between Quincy Street and Saint James Street. Southbound traffic will be in the outside southbound lane. Northbound traffic will be in the inside northbound lane. This shift is anticipated to occur late next week.

Motorists are asked to slow down through the work zone and be prepared for: suddenly slowing, merging and stopped traffic, minor delays, loose gravel, uneven surfaces and bumps, as well as construction workers and equipment adjacent to the roadway.

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