Project Update 2021-12-08

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 8, 2021 – Through traffic is in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street. Traffic will switch to the west side of Mountain View Road next week.
Miscellaneous work and cleanup to continue on the north side of Omaha Street. Water main installation continues in the south leg of the Deadwood Avenue intersection. Concrete paving is scheduled west of the Rapid Creek Bridge and in Mountain View Road for this week. The soccer field entrance will be reconstructed in the coming weeks. The bike path will be re-routed for this work.
Work continues on the south side of the Rapid Creek bridge including widening, deck repairs and overlay. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through January 2022.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation advises that bicyclists and pedestrians find an alternate route when traveling on the bike path near the Rapid Creek Bridge on Omaha Street in Rapid City. A detour from Founder’s Park at Cross Street, west to Mountain View Road, south to West Main Street and west to Rapid Creek is available but is not recommended for recreational use. Travel on this detour route provides a means to traverse the bike path through the work zone but is not intended for recreational use or consistent thru traffic. Those using the bike path for recreation are encouraged to discover, explore, and enjoy the path outside of the work zone of the project. Maps of the detour route are posted at both ends of the closure and are available on the project website.
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.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.

Preparation for Concrete Paving on West Chicago St., Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
Preparation for Concrete Paving on West Chicago St., Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, December 8, 2021.
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