RAPID CITY, SD – Thursday, April 13 – Work on storm sewer, grading and gravel is anticipated to be complete at the end of next week in the southbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Patrick Street to Saint Anne Street, in Saint Francis Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the west 140-feet, and in Saint Anne Street from Mount Rushmore Road to the west 160-feet. There will be work on curb and gutter, paving and lighting in this area. Access to businesses on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road, between Saint Patrick and Saint Anne streets, may be intermittently rerouted to Ninth Street.
Removals in the southbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road, from Franklin Street heading south to Saint Patrick Street, are scheduled to begin next Tuesday, April 18. The west half of the Franklin Street intersection and the alley south of Franklin Street will remain closed for work on water and sanitary sewer. Work on storm sewer is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 24 at Saint James Street moving south.
Work on water in Saint Cloud Street is complete. There will be intermittent closures of the west half of the Mount Rushmore Road/Saint Cloud Street intersection for grading and gravel, curb and gutter, paving and lighting.
Work on spall repair and lane striping on Mount Rushmore Road, between Omaha and Kansas City streets, is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of April 24. This work is anticipated to last two to three weeks. Temporary lane closures will be set up in this area as the work is being done.
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.
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. 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@example.com