RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Grading will be complete to Saint Patrick Street today and on Saint Andrew Street, on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road, tomorrow. Mount Rushmore Road is anticipated to be paved next Tuesday, October 17 through the Saint Charles Street intersection, moving south to Saint Patrick Street. During work on surfacing, there will be intermittent closures of intersections on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint Cloud Street to Saint Andrew Street. Work continues in the area on side streets, curb and gutter, lighting, and landscape.
There has been a switch in traffic on Mount Rushmore Road, from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street, with the outside southbound lane and the outside northbound lane now open. Work will continue in the area on striping, landscape, and lighting.
Work is being done on sidewalk, lighting, and landscape on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Saint James Street to Saint Andrew Street.
A Temporary Pedestrian Access Route is being maintained on the west side of Mount Rushmore Road from Flormann 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.