Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2016/10/12

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

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – Work continues on Mt. Rushmore Road and the adjacent side streets. On the west side of Mt Rushmore Road minor work items remain including sodding, pavement marking and miscellaneous cleanup.

On the east side of Mt. Rushmore Road, surfacing work continues from Columbus Street to Clark Street. Work continues on water mains and services and sanitary sewer services from Clark Street to Saint James Street. Surfacing work in this stretch will follow.

Clark Street will open temporarily tomorrow. The alley between South and Clark will have an access change tomorrow afternoon. Access will be changed from South Street to Clark Street so the alley approach off of South Street can be graded. South Street and the alley approach are tentatively scheduled to be paved at the end of next week.

Fairview Street is closed for utility construction from the Mt. Rushmore Road intersection to the east approximately 150 feet. On street parking will be allowed within that block east of the construction limits. Business and residential access on Fairview Street will be from the alley south of Fairview Street or from Saint James Street to 7th Street. The expected duration of this closure is 2 weeks.

The project is approximately 63% 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. Pedestrians are guided through the project on the new sidewalk from Kansas City Street to Saint James Street. There are pedestrian crossings available at Quincy Street, Columbus Street, South Street, and Fairview Street. These crossings may be temporarily removed to allow for installation of water mains and grading.

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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