Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2016/07/20

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

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. The Saint James Street intersection is closed for utility work. The Fairview Street intersection will be closed intermittently as surface work begins. Surfacing work continues in the Fulton Street and Clark Street intersections. When Fulton Street is closed, business access will be provided from the alley south of Fulton Street. Clark Street access is provided from Ninth Street.

On Friday, July 22, there will be a shift in traffic at the Kansas City Street intersection to move traffic to the new pavement. With this shift in traffic, the left turn lanes will be re-established at this intersection.

Water and sanitary sewer work on the west side of Mt Rushmore Road will finish this week. Underground storm sewer is scheduled to be finished next week. The project is approximately 32% complete.

Reminder: Shuttle service available. Reede Construction Inc. has contracted with Rapid Taxi to provide shuttle rides at no cost to persons wishing to access businesses along Mt. Rushmore Road between Kansas City Street and Saint James Street, within project limits, during their normal operating hours. Any person wishing to access a business within project limits can park in the parking lot on the west side of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, between Lots C and D adjacent to Mount Rushmore Road and directly across from Central High School’s Activity Center entrance, and call Rapid Taxi at (605) 348-8080 to arrange for transportation to and from the business. The service is being provided due to limited available parking spaces near businesses in the project work area, and times when “Temporary Pedestrian Access Route” paths are affected by work immediately in front of businesses.

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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