Mt. Rushmore Road Update 2017/07/19 049F 027C

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, July 19 –  Water main installation and storm sewer installation continue on Mt. Rushmore Road from Flormann Street to St Francis Street with surfacing work to follow in this area.

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 Patrick Street. Saint Cloud Street will be closed intermittently for surfacing work. Franklin Street is anticipated to be closed this Friday through the end of July. A shift in traffic, to the new pavement in the southbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Saint Patrick Street, is anticipated the week of August 1.

The west half of the Saint Patrick Street intersection is closed for surfacing work and is anticipated to be opened the first week of August. Business access will be maintained from the west on St. Patrick Street for the majority of this closure.

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.

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 August. 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.

Public progress meetings are held every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at The Rushmore Hotel 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@ferberengineering.com

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