Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2017/05/24 027C 049F

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, May 24 – Work on curb and gutter, fillets, lighting and associated side street surfacing from St. Patrick Street to Flormann Street continues this week. Access to businesses on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road, between Saint Patrick and Saint Anne streets, will be available from Ninth Street

The west half of the Franklin Street intersection is closed for storm sewer installation, which is continuing south to Saint Charles Street. Pedestrian access across Mount Rushmore Road will be maintained at the Saint Charles Street intersection. Work on water installation is anticipated to begin the week of June 5, in the west half of the Saint Charles Street intersection and move south. Intermittent closures of the west half of the Mount Rushmore Road/Saint Cloud Street intersection should be expected to allow for grading, surfacing and lighting work.

The west half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is anticipated to be closed beginning June 12 for surface removals and installation of water and storm sewer.

Work on pavement markings on Mount Rushmore Road, between Omaha and Kansas City streets, is anticipated to be completed by May 31.

Work also continues on 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 June 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. 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 email@ferberengineering.com

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