Rapid City Road Construction Updates

 City of Rapid City
Public Service Announcements

(NEW) or (UPDATED) Public Service Announcement

Main Street and Saint Joseph Street
Traffic Restriction

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020, traffic on Main Street will be restricted for Phase I of the Downtown Lighting Upgrades project. Fixtures and pole replacements will progress on a block by block basis.

The work includes Main Street and Saint Joseph Street from East Boulevard to West Boulevard. The work will be completed in phases working down each side of the streets beginning on the north side of Main Street at East Boulevard and progressing west to West Boulevard and then the south side in the same fashion. Traffic will be restricted during the work and the contractor will be working on two blocks at a time. 

The work will then move to Saint Joseph Street and progress in a similar manner. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June.

 The detailed schedule is as follows:

Main Street from East Blvd. to West Blvd
North side:  3/9/2020 – 4/3/2020
South side:  4/6/2020 – 5/1/2020

Saint Joseph St. from West Blvd. to 5th St.
North side – 5/4/2020 – 5/15/2020
South side – 5/18/2020 – 5/29/2020

Saint Joseph St. from 5th St to East Blvd
North side – 6/1/2020 – 6/12/2020
South side – 6/15/2020 – 6/26/2020

If you have any questions, please contact Swiftec Inc at 605-721-2293.

DeGeest Drive
Street Closure

Effective Monday, March 2, 2020 through Thursday, April 9, 2020, DeGeest Drive will be closed to through traffic from Homestead Street to Avenue A.  Traffic will be rerouted around the construction area.  Signs will be placed for the detour route.

If you have any questions, please contact Professional Excavating Inc. (Pro-X) at (605) 480-1632. 

DeGeest Drive

Jackson Boulevard
Traffic Restriction

Effective Monday, February 24, 2020, Jackson Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in the northbound direction starting at 626 Jackson Boulevard to the intersection of West Main Street and Jackson Boulevard. This work is expected to be completed by February 28, 2020. The sidewalk on the east side of Jackson Boulevard will also be rerouted during this time, please follow designated detour routes.

If you have any questions, please contact the Main Line Contracting at (605) 348-7068. 

East North Street and East Boulevard
Road Closure/Lane Restrictions/Detours

The next stage of the multi-year, multi-phase East Boulevard/East North Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin Monday, February 17. The project is a joint venture involving the South Dakota Department of Transportation and City of Rapid City and this next phase will impact traffic on East Boulevard and Omaha Street throughout the year as different steps of the project are completed.

The first phase includes the closure of East Boulevard just north of the Omaha Street intersection to St. Louis Street. Beginning Monday, February 17, eastbound traffic on Omaha Street will be detoured to Maple Street to St. Louis Street.  Westbound traffic on Omaha Street will be detoured to Fifth Street to New York Street. This portion of the next phase of the project is scheduled from February 17 to May 28. Initially, traffic travelling east and west bound on Omaha will not be impacted.

Beginning April 1, work will move into Omaha Street at East Boulevard. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Simon Contractors of South Dakota is the prime contractor for the project. Their crews are replacing the aging infrastructure including storm sewer, water, pavement and bridge surfacing.

Access to affected businesses will be maintained during the project and additional closure and detour signage will be placed in the affected areas beginning tomorrow (February 7).  The construction will not affect the bus stops for Rapid Transit Services, however buses will be adjusting their routes to accommodate the construction work.  Drivers are advised to use caution and allow additional time to navigate construction areas and travel detour routes.

East Blvd East Blvd

Harmony Heights Lane
Traffic Restriction

Effective Thursday, January 30, 2020, Harmony Heights Lane will be closed east of the central driveway access to Harmony Heights Apartment Complex.  Iron Horse Excavating will be working on utilities.  This work is expected to be completed on February 28, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Iron Horse at (605) 355-0045

East Main Street - Main Street / East Saint Joseph Street
Traffic Restriction

Beginning March 2, 2020, northbound and southbound traffic will be restricted on East Main Street / Main Street between Maple Avenue and 1st Street for continuation of the utility reconstruction project for the East North Street and East Boulevard project. Anticipated completion of this restriction is March 16, 2020.

East Saint Joseph Street from East Boulevard to First Street is starting to wrap up and should be completed by March 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Bob Roberts with Simon Contractors at 605-430-6162 or Ivy Foster with Simon Contractors at 605-858-5390.

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Effective immediately, Monday, December 2, 2019, the bridge over Rapid Creek on East Main Street North, near the fairgrounds, is being closed to all traffic until further notice. Citizens traveling in this area will need to seek another route.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Public Works Engineering at 394-4154.



Effective Wednesday, December 4, 2019, as part of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center (The Monument) expansion project, stop signs will be installed northbound and southbound on North Mount Rushmore Road at the northeast entrance to Central High School to create a four-way stop system. The duration of the four-way stop will be for approximately 3 months.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lind-Exco, Inc. at 348-6115.





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