Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, September 1, 2016 – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. Surfacing work continues this week on the west side of Mt. Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Fulton Street. 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. The remainder of paving on side streets and alleys on the west side of the project is anticipated to be complete by next Friday, September 9.
On the east side of Mt Rushmore Road, surfacing work is being done from Kansas City Street to Columbus Street. Work is being done on water and storm sewer from Columbus Street to South Street. Removals on South Street have begun. The northbound lanes from Kansas City Street to Columbus Street are anticipated to be paved next Wednesday, September 7.
The project is approximately 44% complete.
Business access on Mt. Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. A “Temporary Pedestrian Access Route” will be maintained through the project limits. With the recent shift in traffic, pedestrians are guided through the project on the new sidewalk from Kansas City Street to South Street. There are pedestrian crossings available at Quincy Street, Columbus Street, and South Street. These crossings may be temporarily removed to allow for installation of water mains and grading. South of South Street, pedestrians are guided through the project on the east side of the roadway until the new sidewalks are completed on the west side of Mt. Rushmore Road.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.