RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Work on water line and storm sewer installation continues on Mount Rushmore Road and is anticipated to be through Franklin Street by the end of next week. Surfacing work will follow in this area. During work on water, sewer, and surfacing, 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.
Saint Anne Street, from Mount Rushmore Road to the east approximately 120-feet, will be closed tomorrow for concrete work and is anticipated to be closed for approximately one week. Next week Saint Francis Street, from Mount Rushmore Road to the east approximately 100-feet, will be closed for concrete work. Both streets may be closed at the same time. Saint Anne and Saint Francis streets are anticipated to be paved mid-September. 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.
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.