Mt. Rushmore Road Reconstruction Project Update
Project #NH 0016(79)68, PCN 027C
RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, October 19, 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 Fairview Street. Work continues on water mains and services and sanitary sewer services from Fairview Street to Saint James Street. Surfacing work in this stretch will follow.
Clark Street and the alley between Clark Street and Fairview Street will close tomorrow for paving. The alley between Clark Street and Fairview Street will open 24 hours after it is paved. Clark Street will remain closed.
The South Street intersection is open with a temporary gravel surface. The alley between South Street and Clark Street will have access from South Street.
Fairview Street is closed for utility construction from the Mt. Rushmore Road intersection to the east approximately 150 feet. Saint James Street is closed for utility construction from the Mt. Rushmore Road intersection to the east approximately 100 feet. On street parking will be allowed within those blocks east of the construction limits. Business and residential access on Fairview Street and Saint James Street will be from Saint Cloud Street. The anticipated duration of these closure is 1 more week for Fairview Street and 2 weeks Saint James Street.
The project is approximately 65% 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, and Saint James 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 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.