RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 3 – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is anticipated on Wednesday, September 9. A temporary traffic weave between Canal Street and Oshkosh Street will be installed. The intersection of Omaha Street and Oshkosh Street will be closed. The eastbound lanes from Oshkosh Street to 12th Street will be closed, and two-way traffic will be in the new westbound lanes. Access to Oshkosh Street will be from Canal Street. Access to the Omaha Street Plaza will be from 12th Street.
Work this week includes curb and gutter tie-ins, driving lane tie-ins, sawing and sealing pavement, and installation of street lighting conduit. The east entrance into the Founders Park parking lot is open and the west entrance is closed for construction. 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.
Water and storm sewer installation and private utility relocation is in progress in the Deadwood Avenue southbound driving lane. Grading, widening, and paving the southbound lane of Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive, will follow the water and storm sewer installation. 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.