Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2016/07/06

Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
Pennington County

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. The Saint James Street and Fairview Street intersections are currently closed for utility work. The Clark Street intersection will be open later this week. The Fulton Street intersection is open but may be closed at times for the construction of curb and gutter. When Fulton Street is closed, business access will be provided from the alley south of Fulton Street. The South Street intersection will close later this week for paving and grading.

Next Tuesday, July 12, permanent curb will be poured for the center median at the Clark Street intersection. Left turns, to and from Clark Street, will no longer be possible at that intersection.

Beginning Wednesday July 13, motorists should expect a change in lane configuration at the intersection of Mt. Rushmore Road and Kansas City Street. The current left turn lanes will be temporarily removed to allow for the construction of the center lane at the intersection. This is being done in anticipation of a shift in traffic to the new pavement scheduled to occur the third week in July. At that time, the left turn lanes will be re-established at the Kansas City Street intersection.

Water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer installation continues along Mt. Rushmore Road between Clark Street and Saint James Street. Roadway surfacing continues between Kansas City Street and Clark Street.

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.

Project information is available at

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

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