Project Updates 2021-04-21

RAPID CITY, S.D. – April 21, 2021 – The Bike Skills Park north of Omaha Street will remain closed to allow crews to work on a detention pond northeast of the park as well as storm sewer installation near the park entrance. The bike path on the south side of the Bike Skills Park is open but does not provide access to the Bike Skills Park.

Work continues on the median from the soccer field entrance to 12th Street, which includes the installation of decorative concrete, landscaping, and a pedestrian crossing at Canal Street.

Paving will take place on driving lane connections on the east end of the project, near 12th Street.

Foundation work is continuing in support of widening the bridge over Rapid Creek. Surfacing removals continue east of Rapid Creek.

Removals and grading continue on the north side of Omaha Street, from the soccer fields west to Deadwood Avenue. Work on storm sewer continues.

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 lanes.

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 website https://www.omahastreetreconstruct.com or the project storymap at: https://arcg.is/1yqz450. Interested persons can also follow the project on Facebook, “Omaha Street Reconstruction,” and on Twitter, “Omaha Street Reconstruction@FerbEngCo.” The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Storm Sewer Installation on the North Side of Omaha Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Storm Sewer Installation on the North Side of Omaha Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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