RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, June 21 – Traffic has been shifted to the new pavement in the southbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Patrick Street to Flormann Street. Concrete removals are tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, June 26, from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street, followed by installation of water main and storm sewer. The east half of the Saint Francis Street intersection is anticipated to be closed for approximately half a day on Monday, June 26, for concrete removals. The east half of the Saint Anne Street intersection is anticipated to be closed for approximately half a day on Tuesday or Wednesday, June 27 or 28. Landscape work is being done on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road between Saint Patrick and Flormann Streets. A “Temporary Pedestrian Access Route” is currently maintained on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Flormann Street. Beginning next Monday, June 26, the Temporary Pedestrian Access Route will be maintained on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street, and the east side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Francis Street to Saint James Street.
The west half of the Saint Andrew Street intersection is closed for work on water main and storm sewer installation. Storm sewer installation is moving south toward Saint Patrick Street, with the tie-in at Saint Patrick Street anticipated this Friday. Work is being done on retaining walls, sidewalk, lighting, and landscape on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Saint Andrew Street.
A shift in traffic, to the new pavement in the southbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Saint Charles Street, is anticipated the week of August 1.
The west half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is closed for surface removals and installation of water and storm sewer. This closure is anticipated to last through mid-July.
The walls between South Street and Saint James Street are being coated with a commercial finish and are anticipated to be complete by June 30. Pedestrian access between Clark and South streets is on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road until handrail installation is completed, which is anticipated to be by the end of July. Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes are at Fairview and South streets.
Business access on Mount Rushmore Road will remain open at all times. 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 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