Mt Rushmore Road Update 2017/11/08 027C 049F

RAPID CITY, SD – Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Saint Cloud and Franklin streets, as well as the alley, will be prepped tomorrow for asphalt paving on Friday. Concrete work is being done from Saint Cloud Street to Saint Charles Street, on curb and gutter, sidewalk, and fillets, as well as the turn lane at Saint Charles Street. Work continues on lighting, and landscape on the east side of Mount Rushmore Road, from Saint Cloud Street to Saint Patrick Street. There will be intermittent closures of side street intersections in this area during this work. Mount Rushmore Road is anticipated to have all lanes open by the end of November. Minor work items will remain until next spring including pavement marking, landscaping, and miscellaneous cleanup.

The inside lanes of Mount Rushmore Road, from Flormann Street to Saint Francis Street, are closed for work on pavement markings and islands. Work continues in the area on landscape, lighting, and miscellaneous cleanup.

Work is being done on 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 For questions, the public may contact Debby Heisinger at Ferber Engineering Company Inc. by phone (605) 343-3311 or

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