RAPID CITY, S.D. – Thursday, July 16 – Surfacing work has begun and will continue next week at the east entrance to Founders Park. Curb and gutter will also be placed on Omaha Street at the east end of the project.
Work is anticipated to begin on Deadwood Avenue on July 27th. The southbound driving lane will be closed as crews work to install storm sewer and city utilities prior to widening and paving the southbound lane between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://fecinc.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=338fb999076c45bfaae0153d289d774d.
Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Omaha Street Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Omaha Street Reconstruction@FerbEngCo.”