Project Update 2021-08-26

RAPID CITY, S.D. – August 26, 2021 – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021. Traffic on Omaha Street, east of Mountain View Road, will be in the new westbound lanes. Traffic will weave back to the eastbound lanes between Mountain View Road and the Omaha Street bridge. Traffic on Mountain View Road will be in the northbound lanes with the southbound lanes closed for utility and surfacing work.

Removals on the south side of Omaha Street will begin Tuesday, August 31. Sidewalk work will continue east of Deadwood Avenue and west of the Rapid Creek bridge. Paving at various locations in the Deadwood Avenue intersection will continue as well. Asphalt paving for the parking lot on the north side of Omaha will take place mid-week next week. Work also continues on the Rapid Creek Bridge for widening on the north side of the bridge. A water diversion is installed on the west side of Rapid Creek. The bike path that travels under the Rapid Creek Bridge is currently closed and is anticipated to remain closed through October 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.

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 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.

Work on Omaha Street Bridge, Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, August 26, 2021.
Work on Omaha Street Bridge, Rapid City, South Dakota,
Wednesday, August 26, 2021.

Omaha Street Traffic Change

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A change in traffic on Omaha Street is scheduled for Monday, August 30, 2021. Traffic on Omaha Street, east of Mountain View Road, will be in the new westbound lanes. Traffic will weave back to the eastbound lanes between Mountain View Road and the Omaha Street bridge. Traffic on Mountain View Road will be in the northbound lanes with the southbound lanes closed for utility and surfacing work.

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 ArcGIS 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 2021-04-07

RAPID CITY, S.D. – April 7, 2021 – The Bike Skills Park north of Omaha Street is temporarily closed through April 14, 2021, to allow crews to work on a detention pond northeast of the park. The bike path on the south side of the Bike Skills Park will be open but will 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.

Crews are progressing on foundation work in support of widening the bridge over Rapid Creek.

Removals continue on the north side of Omaha Street, from Rapid Creek west to Deadwood Avenue. Work on storm sewer has begun.

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.

Crews install colored concrete median on Omaha Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Crews install colored concrete median on Omaha Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Bike Skills Park Temporarily Closed

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Bike Skills Park north of Omaha Street will be temporarily closed April 7 through April 14, 2021, to allow crews to work on a detention pond northeast of the park. The bike path on the south side of the Bike Skills Park will be open but will not provide access to the Bike Skills Park.

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. The public may leave a message at (605)343-3311 with any questions or concerns regarding this reconstruction project.

Progress Report 2021-03-25

RAPID CITY, S.D. – March 25, 2021 – The Bike Skills Park north of Omaha Street will be temporarily closed April 7 through April 14, 2021, to allow crews to work on a detention pond northeast of the park. The bike path on the south side of the Bike Skills Park will be open but will not provide access to the Bike Skills Park.

Work has begun 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.

Work continues on sanitary sewer behind the curb on the north side of the Mountain View Road intersection.

Work has also begun on widening the bridge over Rapid Creek. Crews have removed the sidewalk and railing on the north side of the bridge and continue to progress on foundation work.

Removals have begun for storm sewer work on the north side of Omaha Street, from Rapid Creek west to 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.

Excavation work on the median in preparation to install decorative concrete. March 24, 2021 (John Van Beek/Ferber Engineering Company)
Excavation work on the median in preparation to install decorative concrete, landscaping, and a pedestrian crossing at Canal Street.
March 24, 2021 (John Van Beek/Ferber Engineering Company)

Project Update 2021-03-17

RAPID CITY, S.D. – March 17, 2021 – Work on the Omaha Street reconstruction project has been delayed this week due to weather. The traffic changes which were anticipated at the beginning of this week are now anticipated to occur on March 19 and March 20, 2021. Traffic on Omaha Street from the soccer field entrance to Deadwood Avenue will be placed in a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes to accommodate removals and grading in the westbound lanes. Additionally, on Deadwood Avenue traffic between Cement Plant Road and West Omaha Street will be placed in the southbound lanes to accommodate removals and grading work in the northbound lanes at the Omaha Street intersection. Sanitary sewer work behind the curb on the north side of the Mountain View Road intersection is anticipated to begin next week as well.

Also, beginning Monday, March 22, 2021, westbound traffic on Omaha Street, from 12th Street to the soccer field entrance, will be in the outside lane. Eastbound traffic will be in the middle and outside lanes as the inside lane will be closed. The lane closures in this stretch are necessary for work to occur in the median which includes the installation of decorative concrete, landscaping, and a pedestrian crossing at Canal 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 lanes.

Additional information will be provided as phasing, access, and traffic control changes with the progression of the project.

Deadwood Avenue and Omaha Street Traffic Changes

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Changes in traffic on Deadwood Avenue and Omaha Street are anticipated on Monday, March 15, 2021. Traffic on Deadwood Avenue, between Cement Plant Road and Omaha Street, will be placed in a two-way configuration in the southbound lanes for the construction of the new northbound lanes.

On Omaha Street, between Deadwood Avenue and Mountain View Road, traffic will be placed in a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes for the construction of the new westbound lanes.

Eastbound traffic on Omaha Street between the soccer fields and 12th Street will be placed in the outside and middle lanes as the inside lane is closed for median work including installation of decorative concrete, landscaping, and a pedestrian crossing at Canal Street.

Westbound traffic on Omaha Street between 12th Street and the soccer fields will be placed in the outside lane as the inside and middle lanes are closed for median work.

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.

Project Update 2021-03-11

RAPID CITY, S.D. – March 11, 2021 – Temporary traffic signals are now in place on Omaha Street at both the Deadwood Avenue and Mountain View Road intersections. The temporary signals will be used during construction as the existing signals will be replaced with new signals with this project.

Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, westbound traffic on Omaha Street, from 12th Street to the soccer field entrance, will be in the outside lane. Eastbound traffic will be in the middle and outside lanes as the inside lane will be closed. The lane closures in this stretch are necessary for work to occur in the median which includes the installation of decorative concrete, landscaping, and a pedestrian crossing at Canal Street.

Also beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, traffic on Omaha Street from the soccer field entrance to Deadwood Avenue will be placed in a two-way configuration in the eastbound lanes to accommodate removals and grading in the westbound lanes. Additionally, on Deadwood Avenue traffic between Cement Plant Road and West Omaha Street will be placed in the southbound lanes to accommodate removals and grading work in the northbound lanes at the Omaha Street intersection. Sanitary sewer work behind the curb on the north side of the Mountain View Road intersection is anticipated to begin mid-week next week.

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.

Omaha Street from the Soccer Field Entrance to Mountain View Road
Omaha Street from the Soccer Field Entrance to Mountain View Road

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.