Project Update 2020-07-01

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Wednesday, July 1 – Work on the Omaha Street Reconstruction Project will be limited this Friday and suspended over the holiday weekend.

The westbound lanes from 12th Street/Founder’s Park Drive to Cross Street are closed and two-way traffic is in the eastbound lanes. There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. The east entrance into the Founders Park parking lot will remain closed until final surfacing is complete, the west entrance is open.

Roadway excavation, subgrade preparation, and gravel work continue westward on the north side of Omaha Street. Paving is expected to begin this week.

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

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