Project Update 2022-01-13

RAPID CITY, S.D. – January 12, 2022 – A change to the northbound Mountain View Drive to eastbound Omaha Street traffic pattern is anticipated for late next week. Northbound motorists on Mountain View Drive wanting to go eastbound on Omaha Street will use the new right turn lane and travel on the new eastbound lanes until they merge with Omaha Street eastbound traffic near the soccer fields. Motorists are advised to follow traffic control signage.

Surfacing work including concrete paving, panel replacements, and lane tie-ins continues at Deadwood Avenue and Mountain View Drive intersections and west of the Rapid Creek bridge. 

Work continues on the widening of the Rapid Creek bridge toward the south. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through mid-April 2022.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Placing Concrete for Curb West of Rapid Creek Bridge, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Placing Concrete for Curb West of Rapid Creek Bridge, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Project Update 2022-01-04

RAPID CITY, S.D. – January 4, 2022 – A change to the northbound Mountain View Drive to eastbound Omaha Street traffic pattern is anticipated for late next week. Additional details will be provided in next weeks’ update. Motorists are advised to follow traffic control signage.

Work on the project has slowed due to recent weather conditions but will continue as weather permits. Surfacing work including concrete paving, panel replacements, and lane tie-ins are planned to continue at the Mountain View Drive intersection and west of the Rapid Creek bridge. 

Work continues on the widening of the Rapid Creek bridge toward the south. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through January 2022.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Project Update 2021-12-23

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 23, 2021 – Traffic will switch to the west side of Mountain View Road early next week. No work will take place over the Holiday Weekend.


Miscellaneous work and cleanup will continue throughout the project. Surfacing work including panel replacements, curb replacements and paving tie-ins is planned as well. The soccer field entrance is closed and will be reconstructed in the coming weeks.


Work continues on the widening of the Rapid Creek bridge toward the south. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through January 2022.


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.
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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Concrete Paving on Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

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.

Project Update 2021-12-02

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 2, 2021 – Through traffic is in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street.

Miscellaneous work and cleanup to continue o9n the north side of Omaha Street. Road grading and water main installation continues on the south side of Omaha Street west of Rapid Creek. Concrete paving is scheduled west of Rapid Creek Bridge. and Mountain View Road for next week. Concrete paving also continues east o Mountain View Road on the south side of Omaha Street.

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 December 2021.

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.

Concrete Paving at Mountain View Drive Intersection, Rapid City, South Dakota, Thursday, December 2, 2021.
Concrete Paving at Mountain View Drive Intersection, Rapid City, South Dakota, Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Project Update 2021-11-17

RAPID CITY, S.D. – November 17, 2021 – Through traffic is in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street. Traffic control will remain in its current configuration through this weekend and through Thanksgiving weekend.

Access to the Bike Skills Park is currently closed. Access is anticipated to be restored this week.

Sidewalk construction, miscellaneous concrete work and cleanup continues on the north side of Omaha Street.  Road grading, undercutting and storm sewer installation continues on the south side of Omaha Street west of Rapid Creek.  Utility work, grading and gravel placement in preparation for paving continues between Rapid Creek and Mountain View Road. Concrete paving continues east of Mountain View Road on the south side of Omaha Street.

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 December 2021.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Sub Grade Preparation on West Chicago Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
Sub Grade Preparation on West Chicago Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Project Update 2021-11-10

RAPID CITY, S.D. – November 10, 2021 – Through traffic is in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street.

Access to the Bike Skills Park is currently closed.  Access is anticipated to be restored early next week.

Sidewalk construction, miscellaneous concrete work and cleanup continues on the north side of Omaha Street.  Road grading, undercutting and storm sewer installation continues on the south side of Omaha Street west of Rapid Creek.  Utility work, grading and gravel placement in preparation for paving continues between Rapid Creek and Mountain View Road. Concrete paving continues east of Mountain View Road on the south side of Omaha Street.

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 December 2021.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Bridge Deck Repairs on the South Side of Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Bridge Deck Repairs on the South Side of Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

Project Update 2021-11-03

RAPID CITY, S.D. – November 3, 2021 – Traffic is in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street.

Removals are taking place on the south side of Omaha from Mountain View to Deadwood Avenue. Concrete paving on the south side of Omaha Street east of Mountain View Road continues. Finish grading with gravel placement and pavement preparation also continues on the west side of Mountain View Road.

Bridge deck removals have begun on the south side of the Rapid Creek Bridge and bridge widening work continues. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through December 2021.

Miscellaneous concrete work and clean up continues on the north side of Omaha Street.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Removals on the South Side of Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 3, 2021.
Removals on the South Side of Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Project Update 2021-10-27

RAPID CITY, S.D. – October 27, 2021 – A switch in traffic is planned for November 1st. Traffic will be in the new westbound lanes between Cross Street and Scheffer Street.

Concrete paving on the south side of Omaha Street east of Mountain View Road continues. Finish grading with gravel placement and pavement preparation also continues on the west side of Mountain View Road.

A water diversion is installed on the west side of Rapid Creek. The diversion is anticipated to be relocated for substructure work by October 29th. Bridge widening work continues on the south side. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through November 2021.

Miscellaneous concrete work and clean up continues on the north side of Omaha Street and Deadwood Avenue.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Preparation for Concrete Finish Work, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Preparation for Concrete Finish Work, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

Project Update 2021-10-20

RAPID CITY, S.D. October 20, 2021 – Concrete paving on the south side of Omaha Street east of Mountain View Road continues. Finish grading with gravel placement and pavement preparation also continues on the west side of Mountain View Road.

Paving tie-ins and miscellaneous work continues in the westbound lanes of the Rapid Creek Bridge. A water diversion is installed on the west side of Rapid Creek. The diversion is anticipated to be relocated for substructure work by October 29th. Bridge widening work continues on the south side. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through November 2021.

Miscellaneous concrete work and clean up continues on the north side of Omaha Street and Deadwood Avenue. A switch in traffic is tentatively planned for November 1st. Traffic west of Mountain View Road will be in the new westbound lanes.

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.

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 ArcGIS Storymaps 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.

Rapid Creek Bridge Tie In, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Rapid Creek Bridge Tie In, Omaha Street, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, October 20, 2021.