Project Update 2020-07-09

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Thursday, July 9 – Gravel work continues westward on Omaha Street in preparation of concrete pavement. Grading at the east Founders Park access has begun and is planned to continue through the completion of final surfacing. Concrete paving began this week on the east end of the project and progressed toward the east access into Founders Park. Concrete paving will continue next week.
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.
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
Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Omaha Street Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Omaha Street Reconstruction@FerbEngCo.”

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