Project Update 2020-09-10

RAPID CITY, S.D. – September 10 – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is anticipated on Monday, September 14. 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. Removals on the south side of the project from 12th Street to Oshkosh Street will begin next week.

Work this week includes curb and gutter tie-ins, driving lane tie-ins, sawing and sealing pavement, installation of street lighting conduit, and seeding of disturbed areas on the north side of Omaha Street. The east entrance into the Founders Park parking lot is open and the west entrance is closed for construction.

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.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. 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. For questions, the public may call (605) 343-3311 and leave a message or Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Omaha Street Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Omaha Street Reconstruction@FerbEngCo.” 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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