Project Update 2021-03-04

RAPID CITY, S.D. – March 4, 2021 – Heavy Constructors, Inc. has resumed work on the Omaha Street Reconstruction project. Temporary traffic signals are being installed at the Deadwood Avenue intersection and will be installed at the Mountain View Road intersection early next week.

West bound traffic will be put into a single lane next week from 12th Street to Deadwood Avenue to accommodate median work. East bound traffic will be put into a single lane from Deadwood Avenue to Mountain View Road as removal work begins. 

Work on the east side of the Rapid Creek Bridge as begun. It is anticipated that the bike path through this area will not be detoured until mid to late spring.

Retaining wall work and general clean up continues along Deadwood Avenue.

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.

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.

Omaha Street Project to Begin March 1

RAPID CITY, S.D. February 16, 2021 – Heavy Constructors, Inc. will begin construction March 1, 2021 on Omaha Street from Cross Street through the Deadwood Avenue intersection (Phase 4) and resume construction from 12th Street to Cross Street, completing the median and landscaping (Phase 3).

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 storymap at: https://arcg.is/1yqz450. The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Project Update 2021-01-21

RAPID CITY, S.D. – January 21 – Work on Omaha Street this week includes general cleanup, seeding and stabilization, and permanent signing.

All lanes will be open by the end of this week and work will be suspended until spring.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive remains closed for sidewalk and retaining wall work.

Business access on Omaha Street remains open at all times. 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 or email@ferberengineering.com. 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 https://arcg.is/1yqz450.

Intersection of Cross Street and Omaha Street, Rapid City. 2021-01-20
Intersection of Cross Street and Omaha Street, Rapid City. 2021-01-20

Project Update 2021-01-14

RAPID CITY, S.D. – January 14 – Work this week includes median curb and paving tie-ins.

Omaha Street traffic is currently in two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes from 12th Street to Cross Street. The inside lanes remain closed for work in the median. The traffic signal at Cross Street is active.

A change in traffic is anticipated for late next week. All westbound lanes will be open and there will be a single lane closure in the eastbound lanes.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive remains closed for sidewalk and retaining wall work.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. The restriction is anticipated to be lifted late next week with the change in traffic. Business access on Omaha Street remains open at all times. 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.

Omaha Street Median Paving Tie-in 2021-01-13
Omaha Street Median Paving Tie-in 2021-01-13

Project Update 2021-01-06

RAPID CITY, S.D. – January 6 – Work this week includes backfilling and topsoil placement along curbs and sidewalks and installing temporary pavement markings.

A change in traffic will take place Monday, January 11. Traffic will be in two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes from 12th Street to Cross Street. The inside lanes will be closed for work in the median. The traffic signal at Cross Street will be active.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive is closed. Sidewalk work continues on Deadwood Avenue this week.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. 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.

Intersection of Cross Street and Omaha Street 2021-01-06
Intersection of Cross Street and Omaha Street 2021-01-06

Omaha Street Traffic Change

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021. Traffic on Omaha Street, from 12th Street to Cross Street, will be split into both the eastbound and westbound lanes. The inside lanes will be closed for work in the median. All side roads and accesses will be opened. Westbound left turns will only be available at 12th Street and Cross Street. Eastbound traffic will access Founders Park at Cross Street. 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.

Project Update 2020-12-30

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 30 – Work this week includes backfilling and topsoil placement along curb and sidewalks, lighting work in the median and at the intersection of Cross Street, and landscape work near the soccer fields. Surfacing work continues at the Canal Street intersection. Canal Street remains closed at Omaha Street. Access to Canal Street is from Oshkosh Street or Cross Street. Access to the Omaha Street Plaza is from 12th Street. The west entrance into Founders Park is open and the east approach to Founders Park is closed.

A change in traffic is anticipated mid-January. At that time traffic will be in two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes from 12th Street to Cross Street. The inside lane will be closed for work in the median.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive is closed. Sidewalk work continues on Deadwood Avenue this week.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. 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 email@ferberengineering.com. 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 https://arcg.is/1yqz450.

Project Update 2020-12-23

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 23 – Work this week includes backfilling and topsoil placement along curb and sidewalks, lighting work in the median and at the intersection of Cross Street, and landscape work near the soccer fields. Surfacing work continues at the Canal Street intersection. Canal Street remains closed at Omaha Street.

The contractor intends to work through December 23 and shut down work December 24 through December 27.

Access to Canal Street is from Oshkosh Street or Cross Street. Access to the Omaha Street Plaza is from 12th Street. The west entrance into Founders Park is open and the east approach to Founders Park is closed.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive is closed. Sidewalk work continues on Deadwood Avenue this week.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. 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.

Paving at Canal Street 2020-12-22
Paving at Canal Street 2020-12-22

Project Update 2020-12-18

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 18 – Work this week includes panel replacements near the Cross Street intersection, backfilling and topsoil placement along curb and sidewalks, lighting work in the median and at the intersection of Cross Street, and landscape work in the Founders Park parking lot area and near the soccer fields. Surfacing work will begin at the Canal Street intersection.

Oshkosh Street and Cross Street are open and Canal Street is closed at Omaha Street.

Access to Canal Street is from Oshkosh Street or Cross Street. Access to the Omaha Street Plaza is from 12th Street. The west entrance into Founders Park is open and the east approach to Founders Park is closed.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive is closed. Sidewalk work continues on Deadwood Avenue this week along with street lighting work.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. 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 email@ferberengineering.com. 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 https://arcg.is/1yqz450.

Sidewalk and Colored Concrete near Omaha Street Plaza 2020-12-16
Sidewalk and Colored Concrete near Omaha Street Plaza 2020-12-16

Project Update 2020-12-10

RAPID CITY, S.D. – December 10 – Work this week includes mainline paving at various fill-in locations, paving the turn lanes at Cross Street, backfilling and topsoil placement, lighting work at Cross Street, and landscape work in the Founders Park parking lot area.

Oshkosh Street and Cross Street are open and Canal Street is closed at Omaha Street.

Access to Canal Street is from Oshkosh Street or Cross Street. Access to the Omaha Street Plaza is from 12th Street. The west entrance into Founders Park is open and the east approach to Founders Park is closed.

The southbound outside lane on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Krebs Drive is closed. Sidewalk work continues on Deadwood Avenue this week along with street lighting work.

There is a 10-foot width restriction though the construction work zone. Business access on Omaha Street will remain open at all times. 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 email@ferberengineering.com. 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 https://arcg.is/1yqz450.

Subgrade Work at Canal Street Intersection 2020-12-09
Subgrade Work at Canal Street Intersection 2020-12-09