RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, June 28 – 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 complete from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street. Water main installation has begun in this area with storm sewer to follow. A 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.
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. The west half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is closed at Mt. Rushmore Road for grading and graveling with surfacing work to follow. This closure is anticipated to last through mid-July. Business access will be maintained from the west on St. Patrick Street for the majority of this closure.
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.
Wall coating between South Street and Saint James Street is complete. 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 email@example.com