RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, Aug. 30 – Work on water line installation has begun at Saint James Street and will move south. Installation of storm sewer is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 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. The pedestrian crossing to Wilson Elementary School is at Franklin Street. When Franklin Street is closed the pedestrian crossing will be at Saint Charles Street.
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.
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.
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. 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.