Mt Rushmore Road Update 2017/03/29

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, March 29 – Work on storm sewer, grading and gravel, curb and gutter, paving and lighting continues in the Saint Patrick Street to Saint Anne Street section of Mount Rushmore Road, in Saint Francis Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the west 140-feet, up to the alley, and in Saint Anne Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the west 160-feet, including the alley. Closures of this section of Mount Rushmore Road, Saint Francis, and Saint Anne streets will be intermittent through the end of April. When Mount Rushmore Road is closed between Saint Patrick and Saint Anne streets, business access will be from Ninth Street.

Removals on Mount Rushmore Road are complete from Saint James Street to Franklin Street. Removals through the Franklin Street intersection and the alley south of Franklin Street are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 14th. Work on sanitary sewer is continuing in Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street through Saint Cloud Street, and on Saint Cloud Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the west approximately 180-feet. This portion of Saint Cloud Street is tentatively scheduled to remain closed through April 3rd for work on sanitary sewer and water. There will be intermittent closures of Saint Cloud Street, following the work on sanitary sewer and water, for grading and gravel, curb and gutter, paving and lighting.

Business access on Mount 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.

Work continues on medians, pavement markings, retaining walls and landscaping from Kansas City Street to Saint James Street. North and south bound lanes have been reduced to one lane. Pedestrian access between Clark and South streets on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road will remain closed until sidewalk and handrail installation is completed. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes will be maintained at Fairview and South streets. The anticipated completion date of work on the project between Kansas City and Saint James streets is May 2017.

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.

Weekly progress meetings at The Rushmore Hotel are held every Wednesday at 8 a.m. for the project between Saint James and Flormann streets, and every Wednesday at 9 a.m. for the project between Kansas City and Saint James streets. Project information is available at www.mountrushmoreroad.com. For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or email@ferberengineering.com

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