FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Traffic Change Update
RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, March 30 – A shift in traffic on Mt. Rushmore Road, between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street, is scheduled for Friday, April 1, depending on the impacts of the forecasted weather.
Beginning Friday, the current southbound and center lanes of Mt. Rushmore Road will be closed. Two-way traffic will be routed to the northbound lanes as shown in the figure below. Work in the southbound lanes will include the installation of new water and sewer mains and service lines, new storm drain, grading, curb and gutter, PCC paving and lighting.
Beginning Monday, April 4, the intersection of Quincy Street and Mt. Rushmore Road will have intermittent closures.
Beginning Monday, April 11, the intersection of Columbus Street and Mt. Rushmore Road will have intermittent closures.
Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. A “Temporary Pedestrian Access Route” will be maintained on the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road through the first phase of construction. Left-hand turns across traffic are discouraged to allow for continued flow of traffic.
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.
Reede Construction Inc. of Aberdeen, SD is the prime contractor on this $9.6 million combined SDDOT and city of Rapid City project.
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@example.com.