RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Work is being done on curb and gutter, retaining walls, sidewalk, lighting, and landscape on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road, from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street. Saint Anne and Saint Francis streets are anticipated to be paved mid-September.
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 Andrew Street and the alley between Franklin and Saint Charles streets are anticipated to be paved by the end of this week.
Installation of sanitary sewer lines in the northbound lanes of Mount Rushmore Road between Saint Patrick Street and Saint James Street is anticipated to be complete Aug. 28. Installation of water lines is tentatively scheduled to begin Aug. 29 at Saint James Street and move south. Installation of storm sewer is tentatively scheduled to begin around Sept. 5. During installation of sewer and water lines, there will be intermittent closures of intersections on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Cloud Street to Saint Andrew Street. Be advised that more than one street may be closed at the same time.
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.
A Temporary Pedestrian Access Route is being maintained on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Flormann Street to Saint Patrick Street, on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Patrick Street to Saint Andrew Street, and on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Andrew Street to Saint James Street.
Public progress meetings are held every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at The Rushmore Hotel. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.