Project Update 2020-05-20

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Wednesday, May 20 – The westbound lanes from 12th Street/Founder’s Park Drive to Cross Street have been closed and two-way traffic is in the eastbound lanes. Removal work has begun near the intersection of 12th Street/Founder’s Park Drive and will continue west along Omaha Street. Storm sewer work has begun on the north side of Omaha Street near 12th Street/Founder’s Park Drive.

The east entrance into the Founders Park parking lot is closed, the west entrance is open.

Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. Access to Founders Park will be limited to a single approach. Left-hand turns onto Omaha Street are discouraged to allow for continued flow of traffic. Motorists are asked to be aware of suddenly slowing and merging traffic, changing work zone locations, reduced speeds through the work zone, and construction workers and equipment adjacent to the driving lane.

Weekly progress meetings will be held Wednesdays; however, project facilities will be closed to the public. For questions, the public may call (605) 343-3311 and leave a message or

Additional information will be provided as phasing, access, and traffic control changes with the progression of the project. To view the entire scope of the project, with the phasing and traffic control plans as well as weekly updates, please visit the project story map at or the project website

Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Omaha Street Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Omaha Street Reconstruction@FerbEngCo.”

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